Alexa, Thank you for your TripAdvisor review!
“Lynsey’s Hen Do” by Alexa_waugh
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed May 21, 2014 NEW
I booked this wine tour for my sister’s Hen Party and I cannot recommend it enough. We arrived to a beautiful welcome, followed by a brilliant tour of the vine yard and the winery. It was very informative and Joe was excellent with the group of women asking lots of questions… and drinking quicker than he could fill the glasses! After sitting outside with a glass of wine, we went in for lunch and the food was incredible. the wine was free flowing and the dining experience was relaxed. Joe and Liz joined us for drinks and we couldn’t have had a better time. the only disappointment was having to leave the few bottles of wine we purchased because we couldn’t carry them in hand luggage. I cannot express how highly i recommend the tour. If you are looking for info on wine, to drink lots of wine, to see the workings of a small business, taste amazing food and drink more wine… then i throughly recommend you book this tour. Plus you can stay there too so no excuse for having to drive!
Beautiful Evie and Handsome Nael
Nicole & Adam Russell, Victoria & David Green came with beautiful Baby Evie Green!
Nicolas & Nadia Souchon came with handsome Baby Nael!
Victoria Green posted a review on FaceBook:
“We had a wonderful afternoon with our kind, thoughtful and generous hosts. Delicious, flavoursome wine and tasty food in their spacious and comfortable home/establishment. Highly recommended. When we left it felt as if we’d known them for years.”
“The wine novices perfect paradise!”
We spent two idyllic nights with Liz and Joe learning about beautiful wine and enjoying great company! As I write this we are enjoying bottle of Trah Lah Lah 2007 which we brought home (amongst numerous others). We enjoy our wine but are by no means experts, and to experience a true vineyard with delicious food and fabulous company without feeling intimidated was just what we were looking for. The accommodation was excellent – the comfiest bed in France! We cannot wait to visit again!!
Thanks Joe and Liz…”
Reviewed 5 days ago by Mike and Gemma who stayed with us September 2013.
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!
Earn two points for each euro spent on O’Vineyards Fine Wines.
One night in one double room w/ views on the vines: 1500 points
One winery visit & wine tasting and one five course meal: 500 points
One winery visit & wine tasting: 250 points
Fine Wines dating back to 2005.
Proprietor’s Reserve: 28€ per bottle.
AOC Cabardes. Varietals: Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah
“Serve at 16°C. Ageing (good to):2020.
Black hue, purple
rich, very aromatic, dense, spices, blacberry, violet, peony, garigue, white pepper, cinnamon
pure straight at first taste. Very good amplenes, Spices, freshness and density in the finish
Match with food: grilled wild boar, Prime rib, marrow bone”–– Sommeliers international Magazine –
Stranger Stranger: 28€ per bottle.
Our Reserve 100% Merlot. IGP Vins de la cité de Carcassonne
varietal : 100 % Merlot
Les Américains: 18€ per bottle
AOC Cabardes. vintages available: 2005 – 2006 – 2007
varietals : Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah
“Delicious… My favorite… richly extracted, smooth brambly fruit,
smoke, pepper, herb, crunchy tannins… an expressive finish
that promises to develop...– Henry Teitelbaum. Wall Street Journal Europe –
O’Syrah: 15€ per bottle
IGP Vins de la cité de Carcassonne. Varietals : 100% Syrah
“Quite a bloody nose with damsons by the bucket load. Richly spiced. Very ripe abundant fruit underlying some green pepperiness. Determined tannins” – Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com –
Trah Lah Lah: 15€ per bottle. IGP Vins de la cité de Carcassonne
Varietals: Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon
“Pure fresh ripe plum and berry on the nose, and sweetly meaty on the palate. Vibrant fruit, fleshy and rounded”– Tamlyn Currin,JancisRobinson.com –
O’Podium: 12€ per bottle. IGP Vins de la cité de Carcassonne
Varietals: Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon. Produced only in 2005.
“The humble consumer is able to discover for himself how ageing a wine in French oak, American oak or no oak at all affects the flavour of a wine.” – Juliet Bruce Jones MW –
O’Muse: 12€ per bottle. IGP Vins de la cité de Carcassonne
“Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah that could stand its ground in structure and boldness while still showcasing dark fruit, berries and freshness” – Ryan O’Connell, Winemaker –
O’MG: 10€ per bottle. Vins de France
Varietals : Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah
“… Fruit, spices, with a silky tannic wine with a bordelaise charisma. This is a nice aromatic wine that can adapt to a variety of different dishes. It can be drunk at room temperature or slightly chilled, in any season.” – Georges Gracia, Master Sommelier – Maitre Somelier –
O’Chasan : 10€ per bottle. Vins de France.
The only O’Vineyards white wine. Varietal : 100% Chasan
Our first vintage, O’Chasan 2012 is almost sold out!
2013 mixed case at Discounted price
Order now. Collect June 2014. Total 132.00€. Pay 92.00€. You save 42.00€
6 bottles O’Muse 2013
2 bottles O’Chasan 2013
4 bottles O’MG 2013
From TripAdvisor Senior Reviewer Grant Hughes who visited us with his wife Fiona. Thank you Grant!
“An unexpected surprise, but what a great evening!”
TripAvisor 5 of 5 stars. Reviewed July 22, 2013
“We are spending a few days near Carcasson in France and we got a little frustrated with driving into town, so we did a search of local places to eat……we found this just a mile or so from where we are staying and thought it was just a restaurant!!!
When we arrived we were greeted by a nice American chap(Joe) – our first surprise as when we called to book we spoke to a French lady (liz).
We were then introduced to the other 4 couples (surprise 2) and given a superb crisp white wine to try.
Then Joe gave us all a tour of his vines and his winery and told us all about how he makes his wonderful wines. More tastings ……. Moving on to some out of this world reds (OMG is a good name for it!).
Then we all sat down to a lovely meal (prepared by Liz, who had obviously spent hours in the kitchen and prepared all sorts of interesting and tasty things for us all to eat) the wine and the conversation flowed and we met a crowd of interesting and friendly people.
This was more like a dinner party for friends than a meal out and we had a fantastic time and, even though we are not particular wine buffs, we appreciated the very fine wines that our host gave us, which he obviously was very proud of and rightly so.
This family obviously love their work and have a passion for their art! If you like wine you should try all of them! You can buy them through Naked wines on the Internet . Look for ‘Domaine O’vineyards’
Then we sat on the terrace in the warm evening looking over the vineyards and ‘sampling’ more delicious wines with cheeses and a hand made desert! More conversation and laughter…….
We finally bade everyone goodbye at around midnight and back to the b+b.
The wines were so pure and unadulterated……. No hang over this morning (surprise no …. I lost count after about the third bottle!)
I thoroughly recommend this as a ‘ must do’ if you are in the area. One of the best holiday decisions we have ever made!
Thank you Joe and Liz for a wonderful dinner party, great wine, great company and great food!”
Two years in the row:
Thanks to all our Visitors and their wonderful reviews, O’Vineyards was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence, repeating our last year ‘s performence!
This prestigious award, places us in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor.
I like to serve dishes, French or fusion, that our World Visitors can discover and appreciate. Travelers from Japan love sea food but I knew enough not to feed them shrimp tempura. I treated them to a Liz’s bouillabaisse.
Here is the receipe:
As for all my ingredients, the fish need to be very fresh! Then add onions, carrots, tomatoes and potatoes, salt and pepper.
I use the carrots for the color and the potatoes to thicken the broth and give it more of a “bisk” look and taste.
Sauté the fish before in a little amount of colza oil.
Sauté oinions, carrots, tomatoes and potatoes.
Put all ingredients together in a steamer and cook for 10 minutes.
Remove the bones, keeping only the meat of the fish.
blend fish and vegetables with some fresh dill. Serve hot. You can add on top a grilled toast covered with ementhal or gruyère cheese. or a grilled garlic toast!