The American wine pioneer Philip Wagner (1904-1996) was in Baltimore in the US state Maryland Newspaper editor. During the American prohibition (1920-1933) he began to work as a hobby cellar master with viticulture. In 1933, he published the book "American Wines and How to Make Them". Then in 1939 he started French to a large extent hybrids and finishing documents from France by the famous vineyards Baco. Seibel and Seyve Villard introduce. He tested them for their suitability for viticulture at the vineyard and winery Boordy Vineyards founded by him and his wife Jocelyn. From there, the varieties spread over almost all US states on the American Atlantic east coast. The book "A Wine-Grower's Guide" published in 1945 was the first work on French hybrids in the United States, Philip Wagner has had a significant impact on viticulture in eastern North America and has steered it in a new direction.