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Time to Order Wine Barrels:

Springtime here at the O’Connell Family Vineyard Estate is a season ripe with excitement with the promise only a new growing season can bring. During our daily forays through the vineyard, life springs up around us.… Read More


I have pondered, what is a life well lived for me and for those dear to me? My reoccurring core value centered around respect and celebration…to thrive from the gifts of the earth and in turn enable the earth to thrive. Then to celebrate the joys of well-being. It begins at my back door at O’Connell Family Vineyard Estate Gardens and extends to you with…… Read More

Easter Brunch at Home

Simple Recipes you can make with what you already have in your kitchen. Easter weekend is upon us and we know that this time is often spent with family and extended family at brunches everywhere. One thing is clear, while many of us will tuck away our Easter bonnets, we have some ideas on how to still make your Easter special at home. … Read More

Make Lemonade!

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS… Make lemonade.  Well sort of.  We are inspired during recent events to enjoy the lemons we have been given.  In light of us all staying home we thought it might be nice to pass along … Read More

What “Certified Organic” Actually Means

With so many food labels on the market these days, it is difficult to decipher what means what. At the O’Connell Family Vineyard Estate, we are committed to the benefits of organic agriculture, for you, ourselves and our environment. Our gardens and vineyard have been farmed sustainably since 1988, organically since 2000, and gained 100% organic certification status by the CCOF in 2013. … Read More

3 Three Course Meal Plans for Valentine’s Day

The 3 Course Meal Plan for the Meat Lover Everyone has one, the meat lover. The best way to the meat lover’s heart is through a great steak and sides that perfectly compliment it. They want appetizers that wow and … Read More

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