A New Face at O'Vineyards

“Joe, Ryan and I do everything with our hearts, hands and minds here. Any way that you can contribute, you are welcome to do.”

Hello to all! My name is Amber, and I’m a new face here at O’Vineyards this summer. The above quote is my job description, and a very stimulating one at that. As many of you know, Ryan is working in Napa Valley, and I’ll be blogging in his place for the next several weeks.

By way of introduction, I am a friend of Ryan’s from our college years at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. I grew up in the New Orleans area until I spent my junior year abroad studying in Paris in 2006. I’ve more or less lived in Paris since then, whether for studies or work–but always for play. I love French culture, especially the food and wine. (I just might fit in around here…)

I just arrived at O’Vineyards yesterday, meaning I missed the annual Bastille Day fireworks show over Carcassonne. Zut alors! Luckily, my parents and I were in town for this incredible event back in 2011. My family happened to be the first official guests (in other words, guinea pigs) for the beautiful, newly built bed and breakfast.

I am thrilled to be here in Villemoustaussou to lend a hand to Liz and Joe at the vineyard and bed and breakfast this summer. I am very thankful for this opportunity to learn more about the way things work at O’Vineyards–and I will be sure to keep y’all posted on all the exciting developments during my stay.

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards is just a few kilometres north of Carcassonne. GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

Domaine O’Vineyards
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou until the D118 (the last straight road) and the Dyneff gas station on the roundabout.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which goes up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire.
  4. At the last juction, bear left at the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.