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In Italy and Spain common name (Castilian Cuenca, in German basin) for the special location of with vines planted areas. These lie in a crater-shaped valley surrounded by mountains, which are subject to extreme weather such as wind and frost protects. This term is also used for vineyards in small hollows. By hillside (strong angle of inclination) there is also an optimal one exposition (Solar radiation) as well as a very special microclimate. Among other things, this applies to the Spanish DO area located in a valley Conca de Barberà and for small vineyards on the Sicilian island Pantelleria, See also a list of vineyard-relevant keywords under the keyword vineyards,

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