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A distinction must be made between the State Training and Research Institute and the winery:

LVWO Weinsberg

The State Teaching and Research Institute for Viticulture and Fruit Growing (formerly "Weins- und Obstbauschule Weinsberg") is located in the town of Weinsberg in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. This oldest viticulture school in Germany was established on the initiative and according to the plans of Immanuel August Ludwig Dornfeld (1796-1869), a vine expert working in Weinsberg, and opened in 1868 as the "Royal Viticulture School" under King Karl I of Württemberg (1823-1891). The first head of this viticultural school was Christian Single (1816-1869). The well-known vine breeder August Herold (1902-1973), from whom many new varieties originated, took over the management of the Württemberg Institute for Vine Breeding and Vine Grafting in Weinsberg in 1928. After the Second World War, from 1945 to 1964, he headed his former division, which had been incorporated into the State Teaching and Research Institute for Viticulture and Fruit Growing in Weinsberg in 1947.

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