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. Seibel and Seyve Villard introduce. He tested them in terms of their suitability for viticulture on the he founded by him and his wife Jocelyn Rebouchtbetrieb and winery Boordy Vineyards. From there, the varieties spread over almost all US 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 United States, Philip Wagner has decisively influenced viticulture in eastern North America and steered it in a new direction.