So to continue the saga of looking for additional things to do in Langenlois…we finally bit the bullet to see the “World of Wines” at Loisium – a wine museum/winery housed in a modern looking steel cube structure. Funny, up until now, we had always just looked at it from the lounge chairs in the Loisium hotel spa, but this time it was up close and personal.
We thought we had checked the box on standard winery tours – Napa, Sonoma, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, even the fledgling wineries in Virginia…and frankly, you get a lot of the same things – see grapes, see barrels, hear how expensive oak is, hear about finicky weather, taste at end and compliment the winery hosting the event…But this visit is somehow different altogether – it has a “mystical” element shall we say. I won’t give away more since it will spoil the surprise, but let’s just say that the further you get into the tour, the less and less it becomes like something you’ve seen before. If you have a sense of humor, you’ll enjoy it.
The tickets are 9.50 for the tour and they were offering a special of tour plus tasting flight at 14.50 though we didn’t try it out -and both include the mystical audio guide. Be sure to go early enough where you still have time to enjoy a glass of Gruner Veltliner or one of the options from the Sektotek (the bar selling Austrian sparking wines) out on the terrace and soak in the fall colors.