single vineyard in the municipality of Ahrweiler in the German wine-growing region of Ahr. The name is said to derive from a former farm where barrel staves (longitudinal boards) for wine barrels were produced. The south to south-east facing vineyards with 35% slopes at 100 to 160 metres above sea level cover 35 hectares of vines. The soils consist mainly of loess loam with some greywacke weathering. The varieties cultivated here are Pinot Noir, Blauer Portugieser, Dornfelder, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Blanc. Members of the Ahrweiler Winzer-Verein eG, as well as the Bertram Julia, Deutzerhof, Maibachfarm and Weingut Sonnenberg wineries, for example, have shares in the site.