My amazing wine experience in Langenlois in Lower Austria.
Contributed by Jens Hoffmann
In Lower Austria two hours away from Vienna, lies the amazing wine region Kamptal.
The Loisium Wine & Spa Resort is more than just a hideaway and gateway to vineyards, ancient monasteries, medieval castles and wine museums.
It embraces also winemakers like Alwin Jurtschitsch who use traditional, bio organic wine-crafting techniques.
Furthermore I enjoyed the “Mostviertel” region and a “Kamptaler” Sommelier event with the best European sommelier Raimond Tomsons. Big wow and cheers.
The so called “Mostviertler Fine Dining Tour” will be repeated in 2018.
For me a joyful, digital detox experience to talk to many local farmers who would never dream of producing genetically modified products. Everything meat, eggs, fish, cheese, everything are pure bio.
Lower Austria is one of the nine states in Austria. The capital is Sankt Pölten, the capital of Lower Austria had formerly been Vienna, even though Vienna has not officially been part of Lower Austria since 1921.
A beautiful destination with lovely vineyards. Fun to explore the scenic landscape of Langenlois in an exciting Austria experience, a unique experience to rest in the vineyard and enjoy austrian food and a scenic digital detox.
Surrounded by nature, you can follow trails through wood, wineries and the gentle hills that embrace Lower Austria.
We enjoyed the pleasant stop in a outstanding hotel for a delightful tasting of typical regional, local products and nice wines. The Loisium Wine & Spa Resort is the perfect place for wine-lovers and architectural fans. Set amid vineyards in Austria’s most popular white-wine region it appears to float on pillars and glass.
The 82 guestrooms feature the wine theme and a map of an underground labyrinth of 900-year-old wine cellars, a motif used throughout the hotel.
Airy rooms have large windows overlooking vineyards and the rural lifestyle of the surrounding villages. It features a lovely year-round heated outdoor swimming pool and beautiful spa treatments.
We made a lovely tour through the Steininger vineyards. The Loisium was designed by Steven Holl from New York to give people a wine & design experience.
The world-renowned wine region is already attracting its own pilgrims, drawn not only to its spectacular look but also to its unique concept as a spa for vinophiles.
The hotels lobby is almost entirely transparent, consisting of pillars surrounded by glass, which creates a hovering, suspended effect for the building that sits above.
A perfect interplay of space and light. The public and private spaces are dominated by a few design elements: abundant glass and latticework, as well as a repetition of similarly proportioned rectangular forms in windowpanes, doorframes, counters, and even mirrors.
The hotel offers cork as a material, form and texture in numerous details throughout the resort.
You will find cork as lighting fixtures in the restaurant dining room to the texture of the lobby’s staircase and concrete walls. This emphasis on cork echoes, of course, the Loisium’s raison d’être – to celebrate wine in a spa atmosphere.
Local products for breakfast, with fresh fish and sparkling wine from different winemakers.
In all the days in the Mostviertel region & the Loisium creates an enduring memory.
Design Hotel Loisium Spa & Resort