Parade & Blessing of the Wines

Edith Jacob (Canada) celebrated her birthday with friends Jean-Pierre Gelard et Cathou Camara (France). They shared the table with a group of ladies from Ireland celebrating Marianne Bolger’s birthday!

Mike & Penny Peckpt loved the O’ Fine Wines!

Joseph & Maryann Pace from Malta and many visitors from UK

Honeymoon,  Anniversary, Birthdays and Family reunions!

A great Celebration week at O’Vineyards

Jacques ordered a surprise birthday party for his wife Yolande!

With Jacques, his sister  Dominique & her husband Georges, Yolande stepped in O’Vineyards empty grand room…..Her children and grand children rushed out of O’ kitchen,  singing Happy Birthday Mamie Yolande!  

The 2014 Saint Vincent’s Parade

O’Vineyards  O’SYRAH 2006 was blessed at the Blessing of the wine during the Prosper Montagné Association’s 2014 Saint Vincent’s Parade!

 

Who said one can’t have fun at work?

Three fabulous days of the France Show at Earl’s Court. Thanks to the many friends who came to help promote O’Vineyards B&B – Food & Wine Experience, and our UK/US distributor Naked Wines. Without your help we never could have handled the massive number of visitors requesting info about O’Vineyards Food & Wine!

To top off the trip, a private Soirée was held at Michael & Fay Storie’s house in Kent with dinner cooked by Liz. Joe animated the whole gamut of O’Vineyards wines ordered from Naked Wines by Michael & Fay.

 

 

 

 

in the middle of the vines!

Enjoy our outdoor lunches 

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Special 4th of July
14th of July celebration with views on the Cité of Carcassonne fireworks!

Tourism and Cinema in the heart of Aude

The Oenovideo film festival chose the Medieval  Cite of Carcassonne and the Hotel de la Cite to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The OenoVideo Festival was hosted by the Syndicat du Cru Minervois in the heart of it’s vineyards and in the walls of Carcassonne from 30 May to 2 June 2013. Oenovidéo found one of the best possible places to stage its international scope. For twenty years, Oenovidéo international showed that it is possible to unite the seventh art and wine.

It was four long days for the Grand Jury but the Minervois region treated the Jurors to many excursions hi-lighting the beauty of the Carcassonne area.

The Festival started by a meet and greet luncheon for the members of the jury at the restaurant Saskia. and that was only the beginning!
The gala was held at La Barbacane, the Hotel de la Cité Michelin starred restaurant located in the Midieval Cite of Carcassonne.

Œnovideo 2013 Grand Jury

Grand Jury Président
Christophe Barratier. Director – Writer – French Producer

Grand Jury Members
Fabrizio Bucella. Doctor of Science University of Brussels. Sommelier – Columnist

Corinne Destombes. Executive Producer – Studios Folimage

Pascal Frissant. Winemaker – Château Coupe-Roses

Daniel Hernandez. CNRS physicist. writer

Patrick Masbatin. Master Sommelier – film Buff

Bernard Nauer. Fiction and documentary filmmaker

Joe O’Connell. Vineyard owner-winemaker. Historian, University of Massachusetts. Domain O’Vineyards, Carcassonne

Marc Olivier. Journalist – Journalist – Honorary Director ANEV

2013 Awards

awards from the Festival Grand Jury chaired by Christophe Barratier

  • Grand Jury Special prize to the full length film   :
      Pelican's watch. Greece. Lea Binzer production.
  • Best full length Film is awarded to two films:
      Red Obsession Australia. David Roach et Warwick production
      À la poursuite de Mme Li France. Anne-Marie Avouac production.
  •  Best short film is awarded to :
      Vendanges d'hiver France.  Guilhem Connac production.
  • Price for best picture goes to feature film :
      Boom Varietal - The rise of Argentine Malbec USA. Sky Pinnick production
  • Award for best screenplay and staging is presented in short film:
      Le vin, culture universelle Spain. Jorge Mazo production
  • Best Picture “Promotion” is given to the short film:
      Do Rias Baixas - A year of wine. Spain. Ramses Rivera production
  • Best film for professionals in feature film :
      La vente en primeur des vins grands crus classés bordelais. France. Production Hervé Remaud, Mylène Jaillette, Christophe Villain.

Special Mention

  • Special Mention of the Grand Jury for the feature film :
      Like the old vine. Croatia.  Milka Barisic procduction

Audience Award

  •   A year in Burgundy. USA. David Kennard production.
  •   Lafleur. Germany.  Mathieu Charrière production.

Partners awards

  • Landscape and Environment Prize awarded by Bayer CropScience :
      Do Rias Baixas - A year of wine Spain. Ramses Rivera production
  • Imaginarium Prize awarded by  Imaginarium  :
      Le vin, culture universelle Spain.  Jorge Mazo production
  • Best work of general interest Prize awarded by ANEV :
       UJVR, Union des jeunes viticulteurs récoltants France Florent et rémy Gaillard production
  • Revue des Œnologues Prize awarded by la Revue des Œnologues :
      Zucco, le vin du fils du Roi des Français Italy.  Lidia Rizzo production
  • Wine – Health – Pleasure of Life Prize awarded from VSPV :
      No wine left behind USA.  Kevin Gordon production

Julie Taylor wanted to give her partner Rob Houghton a Birthday Treat at O’Vineyards!

And little did she know, we would all get to go out and play…after dinner!

Gauthier Hille, the young caterer was inducted into the Prosper Montagné Gastronomic Club that evening… and we were all invited to the festivities. Julie and Rob had fun!

With Naked Wines & Gressingham Duck

As seen on Gressingham Duck

“This is your chance to win a romantic vineyard trip for two.

This prize includes three nights at Domaine O’Vineyards in Carcassonne

A romantic meal for two in the Hotel de la Cite’s Michelin-starred restaurant La Barbacane.

Two runners up will receive a case of wine from Naked Wines.”

 

What a Fun day!

Alphonse, President of Prosper Montagné Carcassonne and Monique, Carcassonne City Hall have done a fantastic job organizing Saint Vincent day! Hours of Festivities, then over 300 guests were treated to a very special lunch!

 

Each winemaker brought their own bottle of wine! I prepared a GEROBOAM (3 liters contenance: 4 normal bottles…) with a special label for Saint Vincent, Patron Saint of the winemakers.

 

 

With Carcassonne Mayor, Joe and the other winemakers, Raymond and Jean Louis, marched  in the Front Line. Two hours of parade with the musician thru the streets of Carcassonne, several stops then the church ceremony … with the blessing of  the three wines.

 

 

 

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.