single vineyard in the municipality of Altenahr/Reimerzhoven in the German wine-growing region of Ahr. The name is derived from the medieval castle "Ekka", which was, however, already pulled down and demolished in 1249. The vineyards, which are oriented from south to southeast at an altitude of 150 to 260 metres above sea level with a slope of 40 to 60%, cover almost eight hectares of vineyards. They lie on greywacke and slate weathered soils with a high stone content under a very thin humus layer. In the Reimerzhoven area there is also loess and loess loam. Incidentally, the first monorack railway (single-rail rack railway) in the growing region was built in this single vineyard area. Mainly Pinot Noir and Riesling are cultivated here. The producers Deutzerhof, Lingen Peter, Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoß-Altenahr and Sermann-Kreuzberg have shares in the vineyard.