German Genebank for Grapewine
The German Genebank of Grapewine (DGR) aimes at the long-term conservation of grape-wine genetic resources in a scientific and efficient way. Main focus is the conservation of German grapewine varieties and varieties with sociocultural, local or historical relation to Germany.
The seven collection keeping partners of the DGR:
- Julius Kühn-Institute - Federal Research Institute for Cultivated Plants
- Plant Variety Rights Office, Hannover
- Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum Rheinpfalz
- Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture
- Staatliches Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Wein- und Obstbau Weinsberg
- Geisenheim Research Center
- Staatliches Weinbauinstitut Freiburg
stocks total some 5,000 accessions. The network of the genebanks are coordinated through the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) – Institute of Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen. The national and international documentation of grapevine genetic resources is supported by two databases, the European Vitis-Database and the International Vitis Variety Catalogue, which are both maintained by the genebank department of JKI, which is also responsible for the documentation of the genebank collection of DGR.
The Federal Office for Agriculture and Food is partner of the DGR and is responsible for the integration in the international collaboration.
The network of genebanks of the DGR makes a fundamental contribution to the National Programme for Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Plant Genetic Resources of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops.