Help in our vineyards in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, USA and learn about enology and viticulture

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  • Description

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    Our vineyard in the heart of the Texas Hill Country is looking for help from anyone interested in Wines & Vines! Volunteers must be physically fit and be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Vineyard work is farming, so you must be comfortable working on a farm and in extreme conditions, both hot and cold. We have a lot of interesting issues to solve, including Bot Canker, Pierce's Disease, etc.. so it's a perfect place for a person wanting real world experience. As part of your stay you will also have the opportunity to help on several of the largest production vineyards in the Texas Hill Country. Large Scale frost protection is also something you will be exposed to, which is something you may not get exposure to at most other vineyards.
    We have one full time employee that lives on the property and we hire others for time sensitive activities like final pruning and harvest. There is a lot of opportunity to live and work with people from Texas and all other areas of the world.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Farming

  • Help

    Help

    Pruning, tucking vines, applying bird netting, checking & repairing drip-lines, walking the vineyard looking for any disease issues, trellis repair, weed control, removing bird netting, harvesting grapes, processing grapes, caring for and working with the wine, etc...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    As part of your exchange you will be provided a free place to stay, food allowance, and a vehicle can be provided if volunteer has a clean driving record. We have a 30 foot travel trailer on the vineyard that sleeps eight (including a queen size bed with a TV), full kitchen, bathroom w/ shower & tub. We could have up to 4 helpers at a time and you would need to be comfortable sharing the trailer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off you would be able to tour the town, swim/kayak the river, hike, visit neighboring tourist town, relax at the wine bar, sing karaoke at the club and more.
    Most people will take the bus to Mason and we will pick you up at the bus stop.

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      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a small Texas town with some of the nicest people you will ever meet. This sweet town has a wealth of history and historical sites, river and areas to hike, as well as art and music culture. Our vineyard is 10 miles outside of town in the beautiful hill country passing farms along the way.
    You would be able to learn anything and everything it takes to grow quality grapes in the Texas Hill Country that is taking place during the season at the time you are here.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hrs/day 5 days a week


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