At O’Vineyards our visitors from around the World are fascinating and unique!
The power of word of mouth: halfway around the World, in a Brisbane beauty salon, Jacinta was recommended to visit us by someone she just met, Barbara who was with us in January for her honeymoon!
Adorable truth from Babe’s mouth: Piper 13, traveling with her parents from the US, told us she will be back when she will be 21!
“A unique and lovely experience”
Reviewed April 22, 2013. by Jacinta McMahon. Melbourne, Australia
TripAdvisor. Senior Reviewer
This photo of O’Vineyards Bed & Breakfast – Carcassonne is courtesy of TripAdvisor
We recently stayed at this gorgeous setting whilst travelling through southern France. We deliberately looked for a bed and breakfast away from the hustle-bustle of the city, Carcassonne, but close enough to allow us to visit, see the sights and then return to some peace and serenity. O’Vineyards certainly provided us with that!
On arrival we were greeted by both Joe and Liz, and of course, Muse. Located at the end of a quiet road the house is literally surrounded by vineyards in every direction. We sat for a while, sipping on a lovely glass of their wine, chatting about the area, our travels and plans. Liz and Joe are both so friendly and interesting, without being too familiar or intrusive.
One point I must mention is the effort Liz went to in getting us connected to the internet- for some reason we were having trouble with the wifi and our macbook and iPad. Liz did not give up until we were connected, even contacting the internet provider and working through things systematically to ensure we had access. Also whilst we were staying with Liz and Joe we needed to do some printing, scanning and faxing- again, Liz went out of her way yo help us with this, and charged no extra for her time and efforts.
Following some ‘down time’ we met Joe and Muse out in the vineyard to learn more about the wines they produce. It was so informative and interesting and included many tastings and some very funny discussions. There was no wine snobbery here! Just genuine interest in sharing his knowledge and expertise. More tastings followed!
Then came dinner- what a gastronomical delight! It was so enjoyable to sit and feast upon such a beautiful meal. Liz is certainly a very talented chef and it was delightful sharing the table with Joe and Liz and sharing our stories. Conversation flowed so easily and the night flew by, with Joe promising us that we would not have a headache the following morning!
Breakfast was enjoyed out on the deck, overlooking the vineyards, with Muse sitting at our feet.
The whole experience at O’vineyards is first-class. So lovely to share some time with genuine people, in a beautiful setting, with great food and great wine. And no headache the next day!
Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful and overlook the 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