The State Training and Research Institute of Viticulture and Pomology (formerly "Weinsberg School of Viticulture and Viticulture") is located in the town of Weinsberg in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. This oldest wine school Germany On the initiative and according to the plans of the vine expert working in Weinsberg Immanuel August Ludwig Dornfeld (1796-1869) and opened in 1868 as "Royal School of Viticulture" under the Württemberg King Karl I (1823-1891). The first director of this school of viticulture was Christian single (1816-1869). The well-known vine farmer August herald (1902-1973), from which many new breeds originate, took over in 1928 the direction of the Württembergische institute for vine breeding and vine grafting in Weinsberg. After the Second World War, he led from 1945 to 1964 his former business, which had been incorporated in 1947 in the State Institute for Wine and Fruit Research Weinsberg.
Focal points are technician and master school, school for coopers, experiments in vines and fruit growing and cellar management, and vine growing. The ones developed here new varieties are for example Acolon. Cabernet Cubin. Cabernet Dorio. Cabernet Dorsa. Cabernet Mitos. Dornfelder. Hegel. Helfensteiner. Heroldrebe. Hoelder. jewel. Kerner. Palas. ruling. Samtrot (Pinot Meunier mutation) Silcher. Sauvignon Cita. Sauvignon Gryn. Sauvignon sary. Sulmer and Tauberschwarz, A very interesting service is the website " The Virtual Vine Doctor ". Here can on the basis of pictures and descriptions vine diseases (see Vine enemies ) be identified. The first step is the indication of the disease symptoms:
Affiliated is the Weinsberg State Wine Estate with the administrator Dr. Günter baths and the cellar master Gerhard guard. In 2000, a new cellar was put into operation. The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vines in the Wuerttemberger Single layers Ranzenberg and stool mountain (Weinberg) Heaven (Gundelsheim), as well as castle Wildeck (Abstatt). It will be the main grape varieties Riesling, Lemberger ( ), Trollinger ( Schiava Grossa ), Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and Samtrot, as well as smaller quantities Kerner, Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Acolon. Dornfelder. Sylvaner. Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Gewurztraminer. Chardonnay. muscatel. Cabernet Mitos. Cabernet Dorio. Cabernet Dorsa and Cabernet Cubin cultured. In the name of the wines, the grape variety is in the foreground. Every year about 250,000 bottles of wine are produced. There will also be bottle fermented sect, Verjus. brandy. Grapeseed oil. wine jelly, Raspberry vinegar and plum liqueur produced. The winery is a member of VDP. HADES and German Barrique Forum,