Help around our home and land surrounded by an organic vineyard on the outskirts of Bordeaux, France

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France

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We run an organic vineyard located in the outskirts of Bordeaux. A pretty special place as only there are 6% in the region. The family owned property was founded in the 1820's. We produce red, white and rosé wines under Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superior appellations. We also, welcome tourists in our Bed & Breakfast units on-site and do behind the scene tours to get people familiarized with wine making.

    It is a large property 30 hectares overall, of which half are planted vines. We have been progressively restoring the buildings and will need help with general maintenance and handy jobs indoors, but mostly outdoors (ex -sanding, painting, gardining, pool care, etc) to get the place ready for the summer season.

    We are a family of 5 who love to discover different cultures. We have 2 large guard dogs. We are very dedicated to what we do, so we are looking for people who are curious, hard working (like us), but with a joy of living and sharing. We hope to provide a unique experience and help you discover the French culture in the country side.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will see close and upfront country living in France. We are merely 20 min from Bordeaux and 10 min from St Emilion a town classed Unesco world patrimony. You will have the opportunity to discover the art of wine making and even see how an organic winery operates.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help with various jobs including sanding and painting shutters and doors. As well as help build a small wooden terrasse, pool maintenance and gardening (planting, bush and tree trimming).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room in the main house with its own private bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a team of 2 working on the vineyard. We have numerous tasks to perform throughout the day and try to make the most of our workdays. However, we like to be in harmony with nature and with others. We are conscious of the environment and try to pitch in our contribution to the planet by recycling our used water, recycling our trash, choosing suppliers which are closed by, and anything we can to pollute less.

    You will literally be at the heart of French wine country. On your time off you can go explore the wine and historic Châteaux which are very close by. You can also take a train to Bordeaux and discover one of the most beautiful cities in France. Bus stop is less than 5 min walk from the house.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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