Dr. Monika Christmann

Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann was born in Germany. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Beverage Technology and a Master of Science in Oenology from the Justus-Liebig University. At the same University, she became a Doctor in Agricultural Sciences. For three years she worked as Quality Controller and R&D Manager for Sichel Winery (Alzey). In 1991 Prof. Dr. Christmann became Laboratory Director and Member of Winemaking Teams at SIMI Winery, Healdsburg (California).

Since 1994 she is Head of Department for Oenology and Wine Technology and Head of the Winery at Geisenheim Research Institute. She is a lecturer in continuing professional training programs in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and Finland. Prof. Dr. Christmann is a German Expert and Delegate at the „International Organisation for Vine and Wine“ (OIV) in Paris.

From 2004 to 2010 she was appointed President of the OIV expert group “Wine Technology” and from 2009 to 2021 she was President of the OIV Commission Oenology. In 2013 she became 2nd Vice-President of the OIV. In 2015, Prof. Dr. Christmann was appointed President. From 2018 to 2021 she has been elected 1st Vice-President of the organization, and now she is Honorary President.

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