How to Find Your Vineyard's GPS Coordinates - Latitude and Longitude

It’s easy to find the GPS coordinates for Domaine O’Vineyards ( 43.259622, 2.340387 ) and I want to write a how to for other vineyard and winery owners who want to post their latitude and longitude online.

If you own a GPS navigation system and you’re standing on your property, you can use the nav system to find your GPS coordinates.  However, instructions vary based on the machine you have.  Instead, I’m going to walk through how you can use Google Maps to find your longitude and latitude.

Why GPS coordinates are important

Wineries and vineyards typically have unusual addresses which might be hard to find on common sat nav systems or mapping websites.  To make sure that your guest can find you, think about finding your exact GPS coordinates and posting them on your site along with your address and phone number.

Using Google Maps to find Lat and Long

Step 1 – Go to google maps

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Step 2 – Find your approximate location

Type the address of your vineyard or winery into the search bar and click on “Search Maps”.

using google maps

As you can see from the screenshot, google maps will find the address or something close to it on their map.  If perchance Google has found your exact location, you can skip to step 4.  Otherwise, we’ll go to step 3 in order to pinpoint the exact location of the vineyard.

Step 3 – Pinpoint your exact location

Try to use the satellite images on google maps to find the exact location of your vineyard or winery.  When you find the exact location, right click on it (click on it with the right mouse button).  A menu should pop up.  Left click (click normally with the left button) on the “center map here” option.

centering on gps coordinates in google maps

This will recenter the map to the exact location of your vineyard or winery.  Now we can get the exact GPS coordinates.

Step 4 – Getting your latitude and longitude

If you look in the top right corner of the map, there are buttons that say “Print” “Send” and “Link”.  Click on “Link”.

copy your latitude and longitude from google maps

Copy the text that is highlighted.  This URL address will allow you to link directly to the map you’re looking at which is centered on your winery or vineyard.  It will also contain the GPS coordinates of your vineyard!  To copy text, go to the edit menu and select “copy”.  This will copy the highlighted text into the computer’s memory.  Now go into any text document like word or an email platform and select paste from the edit menu.  This should paste the URL address into your text document.

It will look something like this:,+Villemoustaussou,+France&aq=1&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.641855,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=885+Avenue+de+la+Montagne+Noire,+11620

The important part is the bit toward the end after “ll=”,+Villemoustaussou,+France&aq=1&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.641855,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=885+Avenue+de+la+Montagne+Noire,+11620

See the bit I put in bold?  It’s your GPS coordinates.  The first number is your latitude and the second number (after the comma) is your longitude.  In this case, my GPS coordinates are 43.259812   2.340689

Ta da!  The most observant of you might notice that the latitude and longitude are actually different than the ones I mentioned on my contact page and at the top of this page.  The truth is the first four digits are what matter the most.  The last few get more and more specific.  Make sure you’re close enough to be useful to your visitors!  Don’t get caught up in pinpointing yourself to the nearest inch or centimeter.

Awesome!  Google Maps updated its satellite images of Domaine O’Vineyards and several other estates in our area.  The satellite images are in much higher detail than they used to be.  And the new images of O’Vineyards includes the winery which didn’t exist in the old images from 2005.  COOOL.  Check out the map yourself by googling O’Vineyards.

google maps vineyard 2010 update o'vineyards

o'vineyards winery gps google satellite image

I really like Google Maps.  I haven’t checked our map in a little while, but I think this is a very recent update.  It appears to be an early spring photo which could mean I caught it just a few weeks after the photo was taken.

For some reason, the map updates seem really important to me.  I remember a few years ago (2007?) when Google updated its images of New Orleans and you could see the blue tarps still covering the leaky roofs all over town.  You could see some parts of the much publicized lower ninth which had been so destroyed by the canal break.

Now, a more cheerful memory has been built into the Google Map.  Domaine O’Vineyards!  The winery is built and life has been restored to these vines that were once destined to be ripped out of the ground.  Hurrah for new beginnings!

I hope you enjoy this little French wine map from O’Vineyards and Google.  The Languedoc deserves a lot more of these updates because there’s a lot of beautiful french wine country.  If you find some other vineyard satellite images you like, please let me know and I will post about them too.

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 “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.