A taste of spring: Kamp Valley JUST ENJOY Tour

In the Kamp Valley in the area around Langenlois, people know exactly how to get spring off to a good start: On an enjoyable tour through the wonderful cellar-lined roads with a glass or two of hearty Grüner Veltliner or fruity Riesling.

The Kamp Valley celebrates the start of spring when the vineyards become inviting places to stroll again and the winemakers open up their cellar doors. The winemakers naturally do so in style, offering the best vintages and typical delicacies served at heuriger taverns in the region. Keep reading to find out where and when the Kamp Valley, the “Valley of Wine”, is especially lovely.

Springtime for wine

Anytime is a good time to drink wine in the Kamp Valley, especially during the Kamp Valley Weinfrühling, the area’s celebration of wine and spring. Winemakers fetch their brand new wines and their best vintages out of the cellar and invite the public to relax and enjoy. The specialties served at the regional heuriger taverns are the perfect accompaniment, such as homemade Liptauer and oven-fresh farmer’s bread. They can be enjoyed at TOP Heuriger Baumgartner in the cellar-lined road at Zöbinger Heiligenstein – or seasonal delights at Weinbeisserei Mollands or Heurigenhof Bründlmayer. The best Kamp Valley wines from 58 regional winemakers can be found the year over at the wine shop Ursin Haus Langenlois, where they are available at winery prices.

Firework of tastes in the Kamp Valley

But winemaking is not the only forte of the Kamp Valley. Hofkäserei Robert Paget, for instance, is a dairy that offers unique specialty buffalo and sheep cheese in the farm shop with open-view barn. Grossau Edelkonserven is a fine line of preserved foods known far beyond the borders of the Waldviertel. The vineyard trail in Langenlois is an inviting place to stroll after your meal. You pass by the best known single vineyards in the Kamp Valley, such as Riede Käferberg, and spectacular objects entice you directly into the 900 year-old wine cellars of the LOISIUM (Wein Erlebniswelt). Another very original taste adventure awaits you at Arche Noah. They do for plants what Noah did for animals: protect a heritage. You can taste long-forgotten varieties of fruits and vegetables such as the Kronprinz Rudolph an heirloom apple variety named after Crown Prince Rudolph or Grosser Erich (Big Erich), a rare type of tomato. You can also buy seeds for your garden at home.

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