South Burgenland is one of those magical places in Austria that are beautiful no matter the season. It’s gorgeous in summer, almost more beautiful in autumn with harvest going on, and stunning on cozy winter days.
A combination of matchless soil, ideal weather conditions and the deep know-how of the local people contributed to the growth of beautiful vineyards. So it’s all about fabulous vineyards rolling over the golden hills, welcoming restaurants with wine lists bigger than their entire menus, cozy wine lodges with bubbling hot tubs and generous terraces with spectacular views. Sounds tempting, right? So let me introduce you to the Weinlofts!
In knew the wine lodges would be something very special before we even arrived… The thing is, that the owners – Martina Fank & Ronald Kantauer – are interior design afficionados. Now imagine how much love and passion they have put in these properties… They have carefully renovated and designed 3 different wine lodges, but if you are planning a super special wine trip, then you must look into Weinloft II – Eisenberg. It doesn’t get more exciting or luxurious than this accommodation option.
Firstly, this protective cocoon has everything you could wish for. Secondly, this unique wine lodge has a warm and inviting vibe with a large terrace, and a glass of regional white wine is just the beginning of what Weinloft II has to offer… It will have you relaxed in no time!
Not only is the terrace the perfect place to lounge and stargaze, you can even have your breakfast, lunch or dinner here – there’s one table grill waiting for you. But with so many good restaurants and regional wineries in the proximity of this lodge, I bet you’ll want to tour the best of them. This is what we did!
In case this isn’t obvious yet, let me clarify it: if good wine is what you want, you are going to find it here. This charming self-catering property is a Nappa Valley-inspired hideaway.
In a soft palette of cream, beige and grey tones, natural wood furnishings and an abundance of light, Weinloft II (sleeps up to 4 people) is a cozy home-away-from-home. Moreover, it’s the perfect blend of wine tasting, romance and pampering.
With a sofa bed, a designer fireplace and stunning views, the living room is an intimate space where relaxation is guaranteed. There is a small but well-appointed kitchen where you’ll find several delicious wines for glorious evenings.
GOOD TO KNOW: There’s air conditioning, free WiFi, flat TV, Nespresso machine. Besides, Weinloft II is ultra pet-friendly. Your four-legged friend will find delicious dog treats in the living room.
See the vineyard? The only way you could get closer to the vineyard is setting up a tent between the rows. Namely, this wine lodge is best suited for those who want to be away from it all.
In addition, Weinloft II exudes sophistication and cutting edge design. Once here, you’ll see what I mean. Remember what the famous architect – Charles Eames – said? “The details are not the details. They make the design.”
And there’s more – the lodge features a modern bathroom with decadent touches such as walk-in shower, a beautiful bedroom and a luxurious freestanding soaking bathtub – the pièce de résistance. To top it off, you’ll find trendy bathrobes to wrap-up in after your wine tasting adventure is complete.
Actually, this lodge is outstanding in many ways, including the fact that you’ll wake up to a stunning view. If I could describe this chalet using just 3 words, this is what they would be: Luxurious. Cozy. Perfect.
With the hip bed and the tempting bathtub just across from it, it’s safe to say that all ladies will fall for this wine lodge. However, Weinloft II is the kind of place that until you experience it for yourself, you just won’t fully get its uniqueness. So do me a favor – plan a wine trip!
Delicious Eats & Drinks
There are many excellent choices for eating out in South Burgenland. As tourism grows, a new range of winery restaurants has emerged. But without question, the best way to experience the vineyards is to dine at Wachter-Wiesler Ratschen. This restaurant is an institution for the best of the best cuisine in South Burgenland, so be sure to book a table well in advance.
When it comes to wining, Wachter-Wiesler Ratschen’s wine list brims with fascinating options featuring surprises for bon vivants… And the food is truly spectacular!
INSIDER TIP: If you are a wine enthusiast and committed to wine tasting, give yourself at least 2 full days to explore the wineries around.
Weinloft II is perfect for couples or small families looking for total rest and relaxation. Those with a love of nature and peaceful surroundings. And those who love life and value it. Happy wining everyone! Until the next sweet escape…
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Weinlofts, however, opinions are all mine. Header photo courtesy of Weinlofts. Cheers!