The German diploma farmer and vine farmer August Herold (1902-1973) completed an agricultural study in Hohenheim. After working at the State Viticultural Administration and at the Biological State Institute for Agriculture and Forestry in Naumburg-Saale, he took over in 1928 the management of the Württemberg Institute for Vines breeding and grape grafting in vineyard, After the Second World War led Herold from 1945 to 1964 its former business area, which had been incorporated in 1947 in the State Training and Research Institute of Wine and Fruit Weinsberg. There he devoted himself especially to the conservation and Cloning breeding the old Württemberg Quality varieties and was also instrumental in the areas finishing. adaptation and Pfropfreben propagation active. Herold created many breeding strains and new varieties such as Dornfelder. Hegel. Helfensteiner that named after him Heroldrebe. Hoelder. jewel. Kerner. ruling. Silcher and Sulmer, Among other things, 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.