Staatliche Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt fur Wein- und Obstbau Weinsberg, in English- State Education and Research Institute for Viticulture and Pomology Weinsberg [LVWO]. It is a training and research institute for wine and fruit growing located in the town of Weinsberg in Heilbronn district, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.
In 1868, it was originally founded as Konigliche Weinbauschule [Royal School of Viticulture Institute]. It is oldest German wine and fruit growing school and a wine school well known in Weinsberg. Immanuel Dornfeld was the spiritual father of this school and the present name was given on 4 November 1952. Students from all over Germany and abroad come here, among other things to train as viticulture technicians.
The secondary goal of LVWO is research in vineyards and orchards. A laboratory was established for wine and fruit growing in 1901. The Istituto Agrario di San Michele all’Adige in San Michele allAdige, Italy is a partner institute of LVWO. The LVWO was renamed as State Company on 1 January 2005.