The State Teaching and Experimental Institute for Wine and Fruit Growing (formerly "Wine and Fruit School Weinsberg") is located in the city of Weinsberg in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. This oldest wine school Germany was on the initiative and according to the plans of the vine specialist Immanuel August Ludwig, who works in Weinsberg Dornfeld (1796-1869) built and opened in 1868 as the "Royal Wine School" under the King Karl I (1823-1891) of Württemberg. The first board of this wine school was Christian single (1816-1869). The well-known grape grower August herald (1902-1973), from whom many new varieties originate, took over the management of the Württemberg Institute for Vine Breeding and Vine Grafting in Weinsberg in 1928. After the Second World War, from 1945 to 1964, he headed his former business unit, which in 1947 had been incorporated into the Weinsberg State Teaching and Research Institute for Wine and Fruit Cultivation.
The focus is on technician and master school, school for cooper, experimentation in vine and fruit growing and cellar management, as well as vine breeding. The 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 ". Based on pictures and descriptions, vine diseases (see Vine enemies ) be identified. The first step is to state the symptoms of the disease:
The Weinsberg State Winery is affiliated with the administrator Dr. Günter baths and the cellar master Gerhard Wächter. In 2000 a new cellar was put into operation. The vineyards cover 40 hectares in the vineyards Wuerttemberger Single layers Ranzenberg and stool mountain (Weinberg) Heaven (Gundelsheim), and Wildeck Castle (Abstatt). It becomes the main grape variety Riesling, Lemberger ( Blaufränkisch ), 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. The grape variety is in the foreground in the description of the wines. Around 250,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. Bottle-fermented sect, Verjus. brandy. Grapeseed oil. wine jelly, Raspberry vinegar and plum liqueur. The winery is a member of VDP. HADES and German barrique forum,