Single location in the community Winningen (area Castle Cochem) in the German wine-growing area Moselle, The name supposedly goes back to owls, who are said to have nested here earlier. The oriented south to west vineyards in 75 to 210 meters above sea level with 50 to 70% slope cover 15 hectares of vineyards. The management of the extreme steep slopes is only by means of Monorackbahnen possible. Above all, here is the variety Riesling cultivated, of which also Hochprädikatsweine like Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein be pressed. The vines are mainly used in the forms of education Mosel stake. Trier wheel and Vertiko behaved. The sandy soils consist of blue-gray slate with partly clayey sediments and high proportion of rock.
However, the situation has different soil formations or qualities, which also result in very different wines. There are three privileged areas of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) as Great locations are classified. The area "Blue-eyed Lay" with blue slate yields wines with something salty Grade. The area "Laubach" with gray, lime-rich slate produces velvety wines with Steinobstaromen. And grow in the area "Roth Lay" with red, iron-containing quartzite schist mineral. spicy Wines. The built over centuries without mortar terrace walls are unique Eco-niches for endangered biodiversity ( biodiversity ). Over 500 different species of beetles were found. There you will find the emerald lizard and the Apollo butterfly. Shares in the situation have z. For example, the wineries Baron von Heddesdorff. Fries Reiner. Heymann-Lowenstein. Gag Beate. Kröber Rudiger and Judge Richard,