Help with vineyards in Texas Hill Country, Mason, USA

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are currently looking for honest, down to earth, positive, genuine, energetic, salt of the earth kind of people that are willing to get their hands dirty and become part of our journey. We have 20 acres of vines planted in the heart of the Texas Hill Country on 50 acres of land, and 3 years worth of wine aging in barrels in our cellar. We have 2 dogs, 3 “outdoor” cats, geese and chickens.

    Dan still has to work for his IT company. He spends his days bouncing back and forth from the vineyard, to conference calls and computer issues. I run a bed and breakfast we have in town and do all the behind the scenes for the vineyard and winery. Our daughter is in her final year of college/university and our son is in his final year of high school and still lives at home.

    We have two 30 foot travel trailers on the vineyard (including a queen size bed with a TV), full kitchen, bathroom w/ shower & tub. We could have up to 8 helpers at a time and you would need to be comfortable sharing the trailer.

    Activities include but are not limited to...Pruning, tucking vines, applying bird netting, checking & repairing drip-lines, walking the vineyard looking for any disease issues, trellis repair, weed control, removing bird netting, harvesting grapes, processing grapes, caring for and working with the wine, etc...

    On your time off you would be able to tour the town, swim/kayak the river, hike, visit neighboring tourist town, relax at the wine bar, sing karaoke at the club and more.

    The closest airport is San Antonio or Austin. Most people will take the bus to Mason and we will pick you up at the bus stop.

    We live in a small Texas town with some of the nicest people you will ever meet. This sweet town has a wealth of history and historical sites, river and areas to hike, as well as art and music culture. Our vineyard is 10 miles outside of town in the beautiful hill country passing farms along the way. With the most beautiful sunsets!

    You would be able to learn anything and everything it takes to grow quality grapes in the Texas Hill Country that is taking
    place during the season at the time you are here.

    We have 1-2 full-time employees that live on the property and we hire others for time sensitive activities like final pruning and harvest. There is a lot of opportunity to live and work with people from Texas and all other areas of the world.

    We have had ONLY 5 star “glowing” reviews. Helpers have said it is the “best help/stay experience they have ever encountered.” Describing us as “honest, generous, hard working, patient, great teachers, good role models, and an inspiration.” We have even had multiple helpers love Mason so much the STAYED!

    NOTE: Due to US labor laws we can only accept people with Green Cards, or have US Citizenship. You will be required to fill out Form I-9 () upon arrival, if you cannot provide proper documentation as documented on page 4 of the I-9 form, do not apply, we can't accept you. We pay minimum wage to workaway workers, and no overtime is allowed. We also provide free accomodations, see details under Accommodations. We will go shopping for you when we shop for food each week, but the food is not something we can afford to pay for.

    *️️*️*️I'm sorry, no smokers*️*️*️

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  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a small Texas town with some of the nicest people you will ever meet. This sweet town has a wealth of history and historical sites, river and areas to hike, as well as art and music culture. Our vineyard is 10 miles outside of town in the beautiful hill country passing farms along the way.

    You would be able to learn anything and everything it takes to grow quality grapes in the Texas Hill Country that is taking place during the season at the time you are here.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    If you are working on the vineyard we may be pruning, tucking vines, applying bird netting, checking & repairing drip-lines, walking the vineyard looking for any disease issues, trellis repair, weed control, removing bird netting, harvesting grapes, processing grapes, caring for and working with the wine, etc...

    If you are only coming for a cultural exchange then can help us with the household type tasks you might help a friend or family member with if you were given a free place to say, like help cook meals, help keep the living conditions clean, feed and walk the dogs, help put up the animals at night, water the garden, etc...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have one 30 foot travel trailer on the vineyard that sleeps eight (including a queen size beds with a TV), full kitchen, bathroom w/ shower & tub. We can house no more than 3 helpers at a time and you would need to be comfortable sharing the trailer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off you would be able to tour the town, swim/kayak the river, hike, visit neighboring tourist town, relax at the wine bar, sing karaoke at the club and more.
    Most people will take the bus to Mason and we will pick you up at the bus stop.

  • 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

    5 hrs/day 5 days a week

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