The Austrian wine-growing expert Professor dr. Fritz Zweigelt (1888-1964) studied natural science in Graz and later habilitated at the Vienna University of Agricultural Crop Protection.
In 1912 he entered the Klosterneuburger Weinbauinstitut (Lower Austria), later became director of this institute and exercised this function until the end of the war in 1945. He was also strong in the fight against the direct carrier (see also under hybrids ).
Zweigelt was very active in journalism and published more than 500 publications. His name is inseparable from the new breed named after him Zweigelt connected. In this context, he said that there is a Zweigelt grape in me mixed feelings - on the one hand, the hope that she will probably survive me on the other hand, the hope that some will be intoxicated with this wine, as I have become intoxicated at the time the joy of successful breeding. Through his membership in the NSDAP and role in the so-called Third Reich, there have been discussions in the past over a change in the name of the grape variety.