Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Geisenheim, former research institute for viticulture, horticulture, beverage technology, and landscape architecture and, since 2013, known properly as Hochschule Geisenheim University. Founded in 1872 by Eduard von Lade to improve the science of growing fruit, particularly apples, it has continued a tradition of combining education with applied research. In 1876 Professor Müller joined Geisenheim as a biologist and in 1882 developed the cross müller-thurgau, which later became one of the most planted in Germany.