single vineyard in the municipality of Winningen (Burg Cochem area) in the German Moselle wine-growing region. The name supposedly goes back to owls that used to nest here. The south to west facing vineyards at 75 to 210 metres above sea level with slopes of 50 to 70% cover 15 hectares of vineyards. The cultivation of the extreme steep sl opes is only possible by means of monorack tracks. The main variety cultivated here is Riesling, from which high-predicate wines such as Trockenbeerenauslesen and Eisweine are also pressed. The vines are mainly trained in the Moselpfahl, Trierer Rad and Vertiko styles. The sandy soils consist of blue-grey slate with partly clayey sediments and a high rock content.