My family plans to take a train to Melk and ride bikes down to Krems. We did this many many years ago and seem to remember that the wineries were identified by straw wreaths on the outside of large wooden doors. None of these wineries appeared to be open as each door had zero windows and appeared closed. However, once we overcame being uncomfortable just opening the door with the wreath, we entered a whole new world! These doors lead to wineries with delightful vineyards jutting up behind them .
Can someone tell me if this is still the same ? Do the wineries still identify as welcoming guests with a straw wreath on their door? Or, do I need to make reservations at each planned stop? It was so much fun just biking and exploring never knowing what was on the other side of the door with the wreath. I hope it’s still the same but I cannot find a book or site that describes it the way I remember it. I welcome all suggestions.