Harvest 2014 is coming to an end. We are very fortunate not to have been hit by any of the hail or severe thunderstorms that occurred during this growing season. Looks like another promising year!
Starting the days at 4:00 to get our grapes in at cooler temperatures.
Hard work! but of course the fun continued with our guests!
Delicious Food & fine Wine continued to be served during the long harvest weeks!
Don’t worry we had an extra help force….
- Ryan flew back from Napa for a short week …. and long days!
- George Gracia, Maitre Sommelier, came to help entertain our evening visitors!
Alexa, Thank you for your TripAdvisor review!
“Lynsey’s Hen Do” by Alexa_waugh
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed May 21, 2014 NEW
I booked this wine tour for my sister’s Hen Party and I cannot recommend it enough. We arrived to a beautiful welcome, followed by a brilliant tour of the vine yard and the winery. It was very informative and Joe was excellent with the group of women asking lots of questions… and drinking quicker than he could fill the glasses! After sitting outside with a glass of wine, we went in for lunch and the food was incredible. the wine was free flowing and the dining experience was relaxed. Joe and Liz joined us for drinks and we couldn’t have had a better time. the only disappointment was having to leave the few bottles of wine we purchased because we couldn’t carry them in hand luggage. I cannot express how highly i recommend the tour. If you are looking for info on wine, to drink lots of wine, to see the workings of a small business, taste amazing food and drink more wine… then i throughly recommend you book this tour. Plus you can stay there too so no excuse for having to drive!
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
O’Vineyards March 2013 Wall of Fame
After our Australian, Singaporian and some of our frequent UK visitors, most of our recent guests came from United States. Our fun has started much earlier this year thanks to you all!
We are missing the pictures of our International Peruvian Germano family. Will soon do a post on Roxana, Carlos and Family!
As always we are available to personally answer your emails and phone calls. However we have just added a shopping cart for your convenience.
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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables:
Take some time to research and find the fresh fruits and vegetables cultivated near you… you can’t always get what you want… so do the best you can..and taste the result! So good! your entourage will love it!
Here is my today recipe : apple, pork, potato and red cabbage, for two persons. If you don’t find the red cabbage, use an other fresh vegetable in a same fashion!
- Potato & roasted pork … Both pre-cooked…or could be left over from another meal!
- cut cabbage, oinon and apple
- in the wok, put a table spoon of olive oil, add the oinion, cabbage and apple, slices of roasted pork, a pinch “salt of Guérande” or “salt of Camargue”
- sauté for about 10 minutes
With this gorgeous weather, many visitors from Down Under , the US and the UK have been taking advantage of this.
Our new guests brought back the mementos of our friends. We are continuing to post more pictures! Thank you again for the great memories shared during 2012 ! HAPPY NEW YEAR ! Hope to see you again soon in 2013 !
Wall of Fame part 2
Wedding with O’Wines! Thank you Michael and Fay
Posted by Joe The Winemaker:
“Finnnnnnnnnnished! The 2102 harvest has finished fermentation and the pressing of the skins was completed Saturday 3rd of November!
When you grow grapes and make wine, you sometimes wonder whether the months of September and October exist. You start to clean and prepare for harvest in late August and the next thing you know; you are getting ready for Christmas!
During the harvest season, visitors are always amazed at how much happens on a daily basis.
Anyway we are extremely happy with the quality of our 2012 harvest and look forward to tasting with all our visitors!”