Learn about winemaking in the beautiful countryside of Kardenakhi, Georgia

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Georgia

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  • Description

    Description

    Georgia is the motherland of winemaking with eight centuries of continuous experience in producing wine in qvevri. This ancient culture has been becoming more popular in the world in the past years. We built a winery in the traditional Georgian style in Kardenakhi village - a perfect place for Kaketian winemaking.
    Now our family winery has a fruit garden, we keep animals, and opened hotel rooms on 2nd and 3rd floors9 of the winery.
    We continue developing and we’re happy to invite you to help us out. While staying in a unique winery made of stones with a Georgian roof tile, you will be introduced to the unique qvevri technique of Georgian winemaking, enjoy Georgian cuisine and experience hasteless lifestyle of a Georgiam village. Besides, you will get a chance to participate in the process yourself and see how it all works from the inside.
    Come and get your truly Georgian experience!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will stay in the beautiful country of Georgia. Our winery is located In between the mountains of Caucasus with gorgeous Alazani Valley view. Furthermore, you will see how a traditional Georgian Marani (winery) works from the inside, you can learn about Kakhetian way of winemaking, which has a history of eight thousand years. If you come during harvest season - Rtveli (usually in September), you can participate in grape-gathering.
    You can learn to cook traditional Georgian dishes while preparing dinners with our host, learn about Georgian history and its traditions, or learn beautiful Georgian alphabet.

  • Help

    Help

    Right now we consider volunteers for a long-term stay to help with daily maintenance of the guest rooms (we have four) for tourists.
    We would also gladly welcome professional woodworkers, agronomists, gardeners, electricians or other craftsmen for future improvements.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Georgian, Russian, Polish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers will be allocated to a room in our winery. There is a shared bathroom. There is also a summer kitchen, where volunteers will be able to cook in shifts and gather to prepare delicious Georgian dishes for dinner together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Your expected working time is up to 5 hours depending on how busy it gets.
    On your time off you can enjoy nearby sightseeings of Kakheti: Georgian city of love Signagi, ancient monasteries - Bodbe, Alaverdi, and Sabatsminda monastery complex, Lagodekhi natural reserve with its beautiful animals and mountain rivers, Kvareli lake, Tsinandali palace, which once belonged to a Georgian poet Alexander Chavchavadze, and Telavi city nearby with a restaurant famous for delicious cottage cheese khinkali.

  • 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

Host ref number: 158236866494