Frequent single vineyard name in the German-speaking area, which is mostly derived from a vineyard operated or owned by a monastery (monks). See also under Mönchsberg.
The name goes back to former monastic property of the Augustinian Abbey Klosterrath near Aachen. The vineyards, which face west to southeast at an altitude of 140 to 260 meters above sea level with a slope of 10 to 75%, cover 61 hectares of vineyards. They consist of stony to slightly loamy greywacke and slate weathered soils. The forest above protects the vineyards from cold air. The south-facing steep terraces are among the best parts of the inhomogeneous site. The main varieties cultivated are Riesling,Pinot Noir, Frühburgunder and Blauer Portugieser, which are also partly ungrafted are also cultivated. The Bertram Julia, Deutzerhof and Jean Stodden wineries, as well as members of the Mayschoß-Altenahr winegrowers' cooperative, have shares in the vineyard.