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 "Socks".We also have 2 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.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
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.
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
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!!
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)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. To be discussed with the Workawayer!