Joachim Schmid

Prof. Dr. Joachim Schmid

Postal Address:Von-Lade-Straße 1
D-65366 Geisenheim

Prof. Dr. Joachim Schmid, since 2019 the head of Institute for Grapevine Breeding, Hochschule Geisenheim University. After finishing his studies of Viticulture and Enology at the University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden (1982 Dipl. Ing.) and completing his studies in Enology at Justus Liebig University, Gießen (1988, Dipl. Oen.), he graduated as PhD at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelm University, Bonn, 1998.
Professional practical trainings: 1982 Wiemer Winery, Dundee, NY, USA; 1983–84 Institute for Grapevine Breeding, Geilweilerhof, Germany; 1986–87 Grapevine Nursery PLANSEL, Montemer-o-Novo, Portugal. Since 1990 working as chief researcher at the 'Grapevine Breeding and Grafting' Institute of the Geisenheim University focusing on Detection and Maintaining Genetic Diversity of wild Vitis-species for Rootstock Breeding, Breeding of Phylloxera Resistant Rootstocks for Grapevines and Adaptability Screening of Rootstocks for different Soil Types.