Slice of Life Vineyard

Some of our most popular videos have very little to do with wine. Instead, they offer some insight into our lives in the south of France and a few chuckles. Here are the pieces that have received the most feedback since I’ve been putting these videos online.

Petting Zoo Cheese Tasting – This cheese tastes the way a petting zoo smells.

Sheep Cheese – Nota Bene 3 from Ryan O'Connell on Vimeo.

The Fig Thief – We have a lot of fruit trees that regularly get picked clean by the neighbors. They’re mostly far from the road, they’re in the middle of our property, and some are even behind fences (which are regularly torn down). One day, somebody staying on the vineyard noticed a person was taking our figs. So I went out with my camera and confronted him. And he was super defensive. Classic video.

Drinking Dirt – It’s very fashionable to talk about terroir and the importance of minimizing the winemaker’s presence to feature the land. I decided to tease the terroir-istes a little and do a tasting of pure terroir. What would wine be like if we took the winemaker out of the equation entirely to only feature a sense of place. Pure dirt!

Short, Frantic Vineyard Visit – This video features the unlistenable music I used to record with friends in Florida. Artsy fartsy vineyard video footage at its finest. ūüôā

Pizza Sandwich – One of the cooking escapades from my Florida days. Decadent, disgusting vegan pizza.

Drinking at your own wine tastings – A video from the slow days when I would do tastings at little boutiques in Central Florida. Most people didn’t even believe I was the winemaker. ūüėÄ

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

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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 ‚ÄúAve de la Montagne Noire‚ÄĚ (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.