Learn about wine production and help in our vineyard in Gavi, Italy.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi i'm Lorenzo i'm 29.
    I live with my father and my mother in a modern big house in Gavi in the middle of the wineyard .

    I have 2 dogs very sweet perfect for afraid people and 1 cat they live with us in the house, we are family.

    We produce wine from the ground to the bottle, you can see all the passages to produce a great bottle of wine.
    The most of the job are in the fields. In the winery the process is natural and happens in barrels during the winter


    In my house, You can stay in a room share with other workersaway with bathroom.

    Usually i need 3 or 4 workersaway. So we are a lot and and you can meet people from another country.

    Usually I answer by workway email and I give you my number for WhatsApp. After my answer, It s very important that you confirm your period by WhatsApp or with an other workaway email. A lot of people after my first answer by workaway disappear.... If I don't have sure days, is very difficult to reserve a place.

    Sorry sorry but
    I can't host vegan or vegetarian because we are a lot of people and my mother cook all the dishes in the same time. in the italian dishes there are a part of meat, it is our tradition.

    VISA:usually the people can stay on holiday in italy for 3 months with HOLIDAY VISA.
    workaway is voluntering:
    I CAN NOT WRITE or COMPILE documents about your visa, your citizen, documents of job and your medical insurance, trust money or other etc. A lot of people ask me crazy things for visa etc

    If you have allergies (almost grass and pollen ) is better that you take with you yours pills.

    You need to bring with you : clothes to brake and dirty, hut, confortable shoes and gloves with robber hand, and if is possible bed sheets.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn many italian words, many easy italian dishes to cook, and everything about wineyard, wine, grape plants and vegetable garden.

  • Help

    Help

    there is no problem, all the people can learn how to do it. I'm a good teacher, very patience and you can improve your italian.
    The help needed is not for muscle people, but for brainy and laborious people. This is the best gym ever if you are full of energy and hard workers. After work I try to show the amazing places around my house: the castle of Gavi, the Roman ruins, etc
    There are some beautiful paths to go walking to the towns around here: Gavi and Arquata.

    For any kind of heavy job we will use power tools . So, don't worry every motivated person.. is welcome!

    We will work together 5 hours daily (in the morning or in the afternoon) for 5 days or more depending on the period and on the job the we are doing (harvest) ;in this case I try to figure out the days off.

    When you send me the first message, please write me in which the days you will arrive and for how many days you will stay in the title of the email.
    I prefere a period of at least 3 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    italian, english, my father french, spanish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are a 3 private rooms with 1 private bathroom. Usually i host 4 or 5 workersaway. So it could happen that you share the room and the bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    free internet , it is possible to visit Milano, Genova, Cinque Terre and Torin by train in one day or more.

    The area of Gavi was already settled in Neolithic times; later it perhaps housed a Roman military outpost defending the Via Postumia. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire it was captured by the Magyars and later by the Saracens. According to the legend, the current name would derive from that of a princess of the latter, Gavia or Gavina, who had established herself in a castle here.

    In 1625, during the First Genoese-Savoyard War, it was attacked and stormed by French-Savoy troops, but the Genoese retook it after only 21 days. It was decided to turn Gavi into a powerful fortress. After a French domination from 1804, in 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Sardinia.

    The fortress was later turned into a penitentiary; during World War II it was used as a POW camp (P.G. No. 5, a "bad boys" prison for those who attempted escape from other camps.)

    The main sights to see are:
    The fortress, rebuilt in the 17th century around the pre-existing castle.

    Church of San Giacomo Maggiore, in Romanesque style

    Municipal Palace. Remains of its medieval line of wall can be seen today.

    Franciscan convent of Nostra Signora dele Grazie della Valle, outside the town (18th century). It houses a statue of St. Bernardino and a painting of the Virgin from the 15th century.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week but depending which kind of work and period

My mother learn how make pizza bread and gnocchi
The Italian way to stay together
Harvest together!
Cut and pick
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