Is this still Vienna?? Yes, it is!! While the tram number 31 slowly takes you from downtown Vienna to the outskirts, you can already dream of vineyards, small colourful houses, good wine and tasty food. And then – end of the line- it is just a short walk to the main cobblestone alley with all the taverns, wine cellars and vineyards in the back gardens.
The best thing about it: no tourist crowds in charter buses will get in your way like in the famous wine district Grinzing. Here in Stammersdorf you can enjoy old school wine-tasting! There are many different wine bars, but one I can definitely recommend, is called “Zur Christl”. Open daily in summertime, but also quite often in winter time, with a buffet style restaurant inside where you can choose from hearty and sweet Austrian dishes and various salads. But you don’t come here to sit inside! If the temperatures allow it: Upstairs lures a lovely terrace where one’s eye can linger over the vineyards to the churches and skyscrapers of the city in the blurry distance
My favourite way to get there is by a (long) bicycle tour, but you need a decent bike, a good map and some endurance, because parts of the way leads through a rather dreary neighbourhood – before you get to the fields and vineyards. If you can’t be bothered to go by bike: take the tram and dream of yummy food and great white wine!