The German Finance Council, Cameralverwalter and vines specialist Immanuel August Ludwig Dornfeld (1796-1869) was, among many other official functions founder of the silkworm association Weinsberg, a member of the Society for Wine Improvement in Württemberg and from 1852 Board of the Agricultural District Association Weinsberg. He was successful in founding the Viticulture School in vineyard
, which was opened on his initiative in 1868 as the "Royal School of Viticulture". Dornfeld also published many publications on viticulture, for example, "viticulture school, or instructions for planting the vine and extraction of wine" and "The rational viticulture and the vinification with an annex of the climatic conditions on the viticulture". Due to his support of agriculture, viticulture and wine culture, he received in 1859 the Knight's Cross of the Order of Frederick. The new breed created in Weinsberg Dornfelder
was named in his honor.