We have a small family winery which produces Riesling, Pinot Noir und Riesling Sekt. We produce organic from beginning on and are biodynamic, Demeter certifyed since 2009.
We are at workaway to show people how to produce wine sustainably. To integrate even more diversity projects in our winery we need some more men and women power. Therefore we are looking for motivated people to help us.
Our family consists of Gerlinde and Frank John, the two children Dorothea (18) and Sebastian (21) and our cat Lissi.
As we produce biodynamic wine we also pay attention on very high quality food aswell. Therefore we only buy organic.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Our volunteers will have lots of different kind of work all around the year. In spring our 1000m² organic garden needs most of the attention. We have all kinds of fruit trees as well as a variety of vegetables. In the wineyard our grapes need to be cutted and binded. Also we will distribute our compost and prepare a new one aswell. During summer we pick our variety of berries and cherries. Also in late summer we emty and clean the barrels and bottle our wine from previous year. In the autumn grapes will be harvested and in the garden most of the vegetables as the tomatoes and potatoes will be picked. Before the winter starts there is some work to make everything ready for the cold season. In the celler our harvested and squeezed grapes need some attention aswell. There is always plenty to do at our place.
German, English, French, Italian, Dutch (a little of Spanish)
You will live at our place in your own room with seperate bath room.
As we live in the beautiful area called Pfalz (the biggest wineproduction area of Germany and also famous as the Toskany of Germany), there is plenty to do during freetuime. The palatinate forest (together with the Vogues in France it is the biggest forest of Europe) is only 50m behind our house and perfect to be explored by foot or by mountainbiking. Furthermore from spring to autumn each weekend there are nice winefests in one of the many winevillages.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week