Single location in the municipality of Winningen (Burg Cochem area) in the German growing region Moselle, The name supposedly goes back to owls that are said to have nested here earlier. The south-west facing vineyards at 75 to 210 meters above sea level with 50 to 70% slope cover 15 hectares of vineyards. Management of the extreme steep slopes is only by means of Monorackbahnen possible. Above all, the variety here Riesling cultivated, of which also high-quality wines like Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein be pressed. The vines are mainly in the upbringing forms Mosel stake. Trier wheel and Vertiko behaved. The sandy soils consist of blue-gray slate with partly clayey sediments and a high proportion of rock.
However, the location has different soil formations or qualities, which also result in very different wines. There are three privileged areas covered by the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) as Big layers are classified. The “Blaufüßer Lay” area with blue slate produces wines with something salty Grade. The “Laubach” area with gray, lime-rich slate produces velvety wines with stone fruit aromas. And grow in the "Roth Lay" area with red, iron-containing quartzite slate mineral. spicy Wines. The built over centuries without mortar terrace walls are unique Eco-niches for an endangered biodiversity ( biodiversity ). Over 500 different types of beetles have been found. The Emerald Lizard and the Apollo Butterfly are found there. Have shares in the location z. B. the wineries Baron von Heddesdorff. Frieze Reiner. Heymann-Lowenstein. Gag Beate. Kröber Rüdiger and Judge Richard,