Rech is a wine village in the Ahr vallley of Germany in the Rheinland-Palatinate (village web page is here. The Ahr river snakes though very hilly terrain on its way to the Rhine (vineyards average a 20% grade). The area grows primarily red wine grapes, such as Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), and is the world's most northern red-wine-growing region. While Germany is viewed as a white wine producer, primarily Reisling, the red wines grown in the Ahr valley predate the introduction of Riesling to the area, and are suspected to date back to Roman times. The wines from the area are attracting attention and a nice article was written in the Sommelier Journal here. One of the premier producers in the region is the Jean Stodden Winery of Rech, whose web page is here

Village of Rech, Germany, circa 1900 (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)