The German finance council, cameral administrator and vine specialist Immanuel August Ludwig Dornfeld (1796-1869) was, among many other official functions, the founder of the silkworm association Weinsberg, member of the Society for Wine Improvement in Württemberg and from 1852 member of the board of the agricultural district association Weinsberg. He successfully tried to found the wine school in vineyard
, which was opened on his initiative in 1868 as the "Royal Wine School". Dornfeld also published many publications on viticulture, for example "Wine-growing school, or instructions on planting the vine and winemaking" and "The rational viticulture and wine-making theory with an appendix of the climatic conditions to viticulture". Due to his support of agriculture, viticulture and wine culture, he received the Knight's Cross of the Order of Friedrich in 1859. The new breed created in Weinsberg Dornfelder
was named in his honor.