The German graduate farmer and vine grower August Herold (1902-1973) completed an agricultural degree in Hohenheim. After working at the State Winegrowing Administration and at the Biological Reich Institute for Agriculture and Forestry in Naumburg-Saale, he took over the management of the Württemberg Institute for Vines in 1928 breeding and vine grafting in vineyard, After the Second World War, Herold headed his former business area from 1945 to 1964, which in 1947 had been incorporated into the Weinsberg State Teaching and Research Institute for Wine and Fruit Growing. There he devoted himself particularly to conservation and Cloning breeding the old Württemberg Quality varieties and was also significant in the areas finishing. adaptation and graft propagation. Herold created many breeding lines and new varieties such as Dornfelder. Hegel. Helfensteiner that named after him Heroldrebe. Hoelder. jewel. Kerner. ruling. Silcher and Sulmer, He received the German Federal Cross of Merit for his successful work. The picture on the left shows a commemorative plaque with August Herold on the southern Scheuerberg near Neckarsulm.