Help on our vineyard in a rural location near the city of Viseu, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    We moved from the UK in 2005 when we found and restored an old farmhouse (Quinta) . We have our own vineyard with 6000 vines in the centre of the Dao wine region.The property has an area of 7 hectare with the river Pavia ,with kingfishers and otters often seen, 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 the year. We make all sorts of jams ,chutney and wine vinegar.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about wine making and vine husbandry.Local culture in this rural part of unspoiled Portugal.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for (2 / couple, someone strong as some strength is needed) to help with working on the vines, our vegetable and fruit garden.

    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

    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.


    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

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own bedroom suite with private shower/bathroom. You will be provided with 3 meals a day 7 days a week. 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week subject to discussion.

View to the east from the Quinta

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