The German winery owner and Imperial Councillor Franz Eberhard Ritter von Buhl (1867-1921) came from a wine-growing family in the Palatinate and studied law and economics. After the death of his father Franz Armand Buhl (1837-1896), he took over the winery "Peter Heinrich Jordan Erben". In 1909, after his marriage, he combined the inheritance with the land he had married into one of the largest privately owned wine estates in Germany and later named it Reichsrat von Buhl after the title he received in 1912 as " Reichsrat of the Bavarian Chamber". Buhl was particularly concerned with the control of vine pests and the further development of viticulture. In 1873, his father Armand Buhl had already pushed through a law against the import of foreign vines in the fight against phylloxera and mildew. In France, Franz Eberhard Buhl had vine grafting experiments with German grape varieties carried out for years. He was one of the founders of the Commission for the Control of Grapevine Pests and the Winegrowers' Association in the Palatinate. He was also the founder of the DWV (German Winegrowers' Association), its president from 1905 to 1920 and then honorary president. Furthermore, he held many functions in national (for example as a committee member of the DLG) and international viticultural institutions and as president at numerous congresses.
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