Kickstarter Project - Wine Book Written by Winemakers

I’ve just launched a new project at kickstarter to fund winemakers who want to write a book about their region.  Do you all know what kickstarter is?

Here’s how they describe themselves:

Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every month, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.

It’s a fundraising platform that helps you hold a pledge drive for worthy projects in all sorts of fields.  They have whimsical pipedreams like the guy who made a flying delorean hovercraft and very savvy manufacturing presales like the dudes who raised a million bucks for a watchband designed to hold an ipod nano.   They also do lots of book deals.  And if I don’t hit my goal of $5000 (which is admittedly pretty high) then no money changes hands.  Your pledged donations only go through if the pledge drive is successful, so there’s a crowd buying element to the site.

Anyway, I want to publish a book about several small wine regions.  The book would be written by winemakers.  Who better to talk about their regions with the passion and romance that they deserve?  Each section of the full length book will follow the model of my booklet on the Wines of Carcassonne.

If you can donate, great. But just telling other people about my project is already a big help.  The more people tweet, facebook, blog, etc (even old-fashioned talking about it over dinner) the better the chances are that this project will get funded.  (Plus I think kickstarter brings attention to projects that are already “going viral”).  So please take the time to at least write a tweet. It’s just 140 characters. Include @kickstarter and the url of my project: http://bit.ly/vinobook in any tweets.  And just big it up!!

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards, located in the North Arrondissement of Carcassonne, is just minutes from the Carcassonne train station, the Medieval City, and the Carcassonne Airport.
GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

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

  1. Best by GPS.
    Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou using the D118. At the end of the last straight part of D118, you will come to a roundabout with the Dyneff gas station.
  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 curves up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire on the left.
  4. At the last juction, bear left. 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.
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