Work in a vineyard, Waipara region, New Zealand

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  • Description

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    We live in sunny North Canterbury on a 11 hectare vineyard. The vineyard is situated in the Waipara region, one of New Zealand’s smaller wine growing areas. We are surrounded by some excellent wineries all of which are within cycling distance. We are located 50 minutes from Christchurch, 10 minutes from Amberley , the nearest town, and 45 minutes from Hanmer Springs (hot pools), a popular tourist destination Kaikoura, another popular tourist spot (Whales, Seals & Dolphins) is about an hour north of us

    The vineyard is a busy place all year round and we would love some help with the vines and around the property.

    We have travelled in Europe and the USA. We enjoy meeting new people and look forward to having fellow travellers in our home. Peter works full time on the vineyard and Maura works Monday - Friday in Christchurch.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farming

  • Help

    Help

    Each Season brings new tasks and challenges but it is glorious to help outside in the sunshine and in such a scenic spot of New Zealand;

    Spring Sept – Nov sees mowing, shoot thinning, lifting wires and vine management

    Summer Dec – Mar sees vine training, shoot thinning, leaf plucking and fruit thinning.

    Autumn April – May is harvest time

    Winter Jun – Aug is pruning time

    We also have a largish garden and it could benefit from a little help in keeping it in shape

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a comfortable 3 bedroom home with open plan lounge. We also have two decks to relax or dine on. There are separate bathroom facilities for visitors. We have a swimming pool (unheated, but still refreshing after a day amongst the vines}. Waipara has it’s own micro climate and we enjoy wonderfully warm weather over the summer months. The winters are mild, generally a morning frost followed by a sunny day, though snow does occasionally put in an appearance.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Waipara is serviced by bus and rail. Christchurch is an international airport. The public transport is basically once a day and as such visitors may enjoy the flexibility of their own transport, especially if they wish to enjoy the attractions of the region.

    We have a couple of cycles available for use by visitors.

    We have a preference for applicants over 30 yrs old, good workers and those with no food allergies or special dietary needs. We have no objection to vegetarians.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hrs/day - max 25/week

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