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
A Happy Winemaker’s Table
We are lucky that our International visitors seemed to share different months of the year!
Our customers word of mouth is our best advertising. Google search is also very important, keeping us busy… since Tripadvisor somehow moved us from the Carcassonne area to the whole Department of Aude.
People who have visited us know that O’Vineyards is in the Carcassonne Metropolitan area, only minutes from Carcassonne airport, Carcassonne train station and the Medieval City of Carcassonne!
Here is the lastest Tripadvisor review we got from Cindy and David Phillips who were sharing our Winemaker’s Table with Stan & Polly Jurczak from UK and Katsuhiko & Yuriko Toyoshima, Tsuyoshi & Mariko Kuwahara from Japan.
“All I can say is that I can’t wait to go back again!
Domaine O’Vineyards is a delightful vineyard about 8 km from Carcassonne. Hubby and I had a delightful two night stay with Liz and Joe earlier this week. We were spoiled from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. We enjoyed a fabulous wine tasting with Joe, from tanks, barrels and bottles. By the time we left I think we sampled nearly every wine they produced, and every one was just fantastic. We enjoyed two delicious meals cooked by Liz – I don’t even know how many courses there were, served with a generous amount of wine. Liz even took me into the kitchen to teach me a recipe or two!
Their dog, Muse, took us for a walk through the vineyard, through Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet vines. The vines were just starting to bud and I can’t wait to return in the summer to see the vines in full leaf and grape.
Would I return? I’m definitely returning! “
Reviewed 10 April 2013
London, England, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor Senior Reviewer
O’Vineyards March 2013 Wall of Fame
After our Australian, Singaporian and some of our frequent UK visitors, most of our recent guests came from United States. Our fun has started much earlier this year thanks to you all!
We are missing the pictures of our International Peruvian Germano family. Will soon do a post on Roxana, Carlos and Family!
We had a great group for a Cooking Workshop! An & Philip, Jenny & Barry, Josua & Alexandra.
Easter Food and Wine at O’Vineyards Carcassonne
Two hours in the kitchen with Liz preparing many courses to accomodate many O’wines! See the full menu after the picture gallery!
Home Cured Salmon on Canapés
Spring rolls (added to the menu at An’s request)
Goat Cheese Sablé
Pear and Roquefort in puff pastry
Merguez (lamb sausage) on a bed of zuchini and carrots
Grilled duck breast & Grilled beef rolled in bacon served with mashed potato baked with brie
Brussel sprout sauté in sausage and bacon
Back from the market with a colorful array of fresh local food!
The rest of the week, Liz treated our guests to many dishes, pairing with O’Vineyards wines including the new “Cuvée O’White”!
Paris, O’Vineyards and Cannes…We are very happy and proud to be part of Joyce and Jing’s honeymoon itinerary! In few days, they will fly back to Australia with a stop over in Singapore.
The recipe for our Raclette Lunch can be found in this O’Vineyards B&B page
Ryan is in Napa. Muse filled in and helped Joe and I entertain our Visitors! She takes them for long walks around the vineyard. We always knew she had the potential to do more! and here she is!.. doing a wine tasting … and lunch… “Raclette and Charcuterie” with a bottle of Naked100 2011!
Joe raised his glass to our Naked 100 Share Owners! I do to!…but someone has to take the pictures! Cheers!
This past September, while Joe and Ryan were busy making wine on our 2012 harvest, I was shooting many pictures of our impromptu visitor!
I am happy I did! Joe and Ryan would not believe the goat came so closed to the building. Animal instinct have brought the wild life back to O’Vineyards! maybe it’s the O’wine….
Pictures showing the goat crossing the road to our glass door…then on the deck, then in the garden…and finally leaving.
A whole chicken is quite a lot for two persons! We are going to cook two fast and simple dishes, two different meals with one chicken. Two healthy and lean recipes.
Poulet Fermier au poireau:
- Salt and pepper on the chicken. Wash and cut leek, potato, oinion and carrot
- Pre-cook the chicken, potato and carrot in an oven at 205° for 15 minutes. Recuperate the sauce as soon as you take the chicken out of the oven. decant the chicken sauce to remove the grease.
- With one tea spoon of olive oil in the wok, sauté the oinion and leek, add the pre cook potato, carrot and the chicken legs. cook for about 10 minutes. Pour the strained chicken sauce over the vegetable.
Poulet au gingembre sur un lit de riz:
Stay tuned for our next recipe: using the chicken breast with ginger and rice.