Winery Visit outside Barcelona - Freixenet

Micro-blogging time.  We visited Freixenet outside of Barcelona and it was enormous.  My whole production fits ten times in each of their individual wine tanks.

But the most interesting thing is that they make really good wine other than the very drinkable, very affordable black label.  They’ve got some “micro-cuves”, again: thinking of my entire vineyard as a micro-production, that are superbly worked.  But these smaller quantities never really make it out of the region so you should try to visit the winery when you’re in Barcelona.  If you like sparkling white, they use Methode Champenoise and it’s delicious.

Now off to Alimentaria!!  Looking forward to see what Catavino has in store for the rest of the trip.

PS – The Cava Choo Choo is a train ride through Freixenet’s massive James Bond villainesque underground complex.  It is the scariest parts of Universal Studio’s The Big One ride mixed with the most exciting robotic arms and scientist encounters from Half Life.  It could beat the Napa Valley train’s butt in a street fight.

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

Wine, Dine, Relax at our Boutique Vineyard
Unique thing to do in Carcassonne
Wine Cellar. Winery Visits. Wine Tasting.
Wine & Food Pairing

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.