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Vine classification

The grapevine is classified according to the botanical taxonomy (hierarchical classification) as shown in the table below. There are different systems with partly different gradations or designations. Among others, Professor Dr. Bernhard Husfeld (1900-1970), the director of the Geilweilerhof Institute (Siebeldingen-Pfalz), created a widely accepted systematics. Another one was developed in 1967 by the French ampelographer Pierre Galet (1921-2019).


The following system is based on a modern plant system. Valuable information was provided by University Professor Dr. Manfred A. Fischer (Department of Botanical Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria) and the German graduate biologist and grape researcher Andreas Jung.

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