Véraison - Grapes turning purple

Here is an obligatory picture of my grapes turning purple.  This is a vineyard blog after all.

veraison grapes change colors

The photo was taken two days ago in the Cabernet Sauvignon at O’Vineyards. The plants are very far behind this year.  Chalk that up to the snow we had in May.  It’s been a wacky year.  But a lot of people say the vines could catch up very quickly.  Whatever.  We don’t mind harvesting a little later so it’s not a huge deal as long as it doesn’t get too wet in late September.

Okay, there, I talked about veraison, when the grapes change color from green to purple, and the weather. Can we go back to irreverence, drinking and nudity?

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

O’Vineyards
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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.
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