The Italian viticulture expert and university professor Giovanni Dalmasso (1886-1976) was the first director of the "Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura" in Conegliano (Veneto). He wrote a report on the state of Italian viticulture with a commission named after him. Dalmasso was extensively involved in publishing. Together with A. Marescalchi, he created the three-volume work "La storia della vite del vino" with a description of the names and origins of Italian grape varieties, which was published in 1937. He was also the author of the books "Die Weine Italiens und des Tessins" (new edition 1990) and "Viticoltura Moderne" (Practical Viticulture, 1957).
He was also active as a grower of new table and wine grapes. Most of the new varieties he created are marked with his name and followed by a number, for example Dalmasso 14-4 and Dalmasso 14-15 (both Grignolino x Sangiovese Grosso), as well as Dalmasso 12-40. Others are Albarossa, Bric, Bussanello, Conegliano, Cornarea, Covè, Emilia, Franca, Fubiano, Giovanna, Liana, Nebbiera, Passau, San Martino (1), San Michele, Sirio, Soperga, Teresita, Valentino Nero, Vega and Viola.