The American viticulture pioneer Philip Wagner (1904-1996) was in Baltimore in the US state Maryland
Newspaper editor. During the American prohibition
(1920-1933) he began to occupy himself as a hobby cellar master with viticulture. In 1933 he published the book "American Wines and How to Make Them" (How to Make American Wine). Then, in 1939, he began French extensively hybrids
and finishing documents from France from the famous vineyards Baco
and Seyve Villard
introduce. He tested it on the he founded by him and his wife Jocelyn Rebouchtbetrieb and winery Boordy Vineyards. From there, the grape varieties were spread over almost all states on the US Atlantic East Coast. The book "A Wine Grower's Guide" published in 1945 was the first work on French hybrids in the USA
, He has significantly influenced the viticulture in the east of America and steered in a new direction.