Single location (also in Röttgen) in the community Winningen (area Castle Cochem) in the German wine-growing region Moselle
, The name derives from the vernacular "Roedchen" (a "small clearing") from. The location is relatively young. Prussian soldiers lying in Koblenz had turned a large rock into a vineyard at the request of the mayor of Winningen. In one of the many dry stone walls of the "Röttgen" embedded white pebbles call the year of origin-year 1822. The well-known estate owner Johann Philipp Bronner
(1792-1864) described the situation about ten years after its completion full of admiration and enthusiasm as follows: Blown up by powder, and worked by many helping hands so that the whole now forms an excellent vineyard, as it were by nature's art and human hands was wrested. It seems incomprehensible to the passing wanderer how these separate parts are scattered among rocks and often not coherent, only cultivated, or can be provided with fertilizer and the like, since they do not appear to be in communication with each other Nature defeated.
The location offers an impressive picture. Separated from the Moselle only by federal road and railroad track, swallows' nests grow out of the rock like small and very small terraces and climb up the vineyard for about 100 meters. The oriented south to east vineyard in 75 to 180 meters above sea level with 40 to 75% slope covers nearly 12 hectares of vineyards on rocky Devon slate weathering soil with some red and blue statements. Here almost exclusively the Riesling is cultivated. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Baron von Heddesdorff
. Fries Reiner
. Gag Beate
. Kröber Rudiger
and Judge Richard