Winery with Bed & breakfast in rural location near city of Viseu. Help in the house and on the land Portugal

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

  • Description


    We moved from the UK in 2005. We restored an old farmhouse (Quinta) and now have a Winery with Bed and breakfast comprising of 6 suites with room for 16 guests. We have our own vineyard with 6000 vines.The property has an area of 7 hectare with the river Pavia along one part of the property. We have two dogs Lottie and recently arrive a puppy called "Socks".We also have 3 cats.
    We have our own chickens (for eggs) ducks and geese.
    We have a large veg garden where we grow most of our fruit and veg for our guests. We make all sorts of jams and chutney.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    XXXX Special notice. XXXXX
    Looking for workawayers specifically from 24th August to the 5th of October
    We need help with organizing pickers, tractor driving and generally helping out with the grape harvest. We will be picking on three weekends.

    We are looking for (2 / couple, one male as some strength is needed) to help with the estate management and working on the vines, our vegetable and fruit garden. Some help in the house with cleaning and housekeeping duties. You will normally eat with us and our guests in the evenings.

    The work is ongoing throughout the year.
    Help with improving our internet marketing via are own website and social network sites. Good project to work on when it is raining or a bit on the warm side in the afternoons

    We have a small traditional working vineyard. We have 3 vineyards with a total of just over 6000 vines with 4 varieties of red grapes. (1.4 ha) In the vineyards you will learn how we tend the vines and also be involved in Wine tasting, blending the varieties and then bottling.
    Diverse things like Tractor driving (cutting the grass in the fields) to learning how we smoke foods in our traditional whole oak smoke house.
    Chain saw /strimmer/ weedwacking knowledge would be useful, plenty of tree /logging work to do. An understanding on how to prune fruit and Olive trees would be a great asset in the spring

    You will have opportunities to cook (this is optional but in the past we have had Workawayers enjoying the fun making new menus from ideas brought with them) and learn the making of many local dishes as well as jams and chutneys.

    You will often go off with one of us when we go to shop for provisions.

    Non smokers only please

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom suite with private shower/bathroom. You will be provided with 3 meals a day 7 days a week. Sometimes when you eat with the guests the evening meal will be 3 courses. All evening meals are provided with our own wines!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located about 400 meters from the local village of Parada de Gonta. Post office village stores and cafes as well as an ATM are in the village. The city of Viseu is about 10km away.
    We have WiFi throughout the house and a laptop as well as a VoIP phone (free calls to land lines)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    To be discussed with the Workawayer



View to the east from the Quinta


Host ref number: 12191231114a