Institutes –Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute
The Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute was founded in 1872 and is located in Geisenheim, Rheingau, Germany. In 1876 professor Hermann Müller from Switzerland joined the institution, where he developed his namesake variety Müller-Thurgau (with Thurgau being his home canton), which became the most planted grape variety in Germany in the 1970s. Professor Helmut Becker worked at the institute from 1964 until his death in 1989.
Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof
Das Institut für Rebenzüchtung Geilweilerhof hat die Züchtung neuer Rebsorten mit hoher Resistenz gegenüber Schaderregern der Rebe, witterungsbedingten Stressfaktoren und gleichzeitig hoher Weinqualität zum Ziel. Dadurch können die erforderlichen Pflanzenschutzmaßnahmen erheblich reduziert werden.
The Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof: The breeding of new varieties with high resistance to pests and diseases of the vine, weather-related stress factors while high quality wine – is the goal. This allows the required phytosanitary to be significantly reduced.