Help us fulfil our dream of making our own wine in the Dao Region, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 15 May 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    Our quinta is a 5.5 hectare farm within secluded nature, yet a gentle 20 min walk through the vineyards to the nearby village of Carvalhal Redondo. Nelas with its large supermarkets and cafes is just 4 km away. We are Nicole (Dutch) and John (English) and we moved here in July 2016 permanently.

    We enjoy the massive night skies, the exquisite nature, along with the challenge of turning this once neglected Quinta into a working dream. We have just produced our first wine as we look to establish a winery for our own consumption.
    We currently offer accommodation in a dedicated bungalow with own room and bath/ shower room and toilet

    We are much travelled and love sharing experiences with new friends. We moved to Portugal to experience a better way of life amongst wonderful people and in beautiful nature.
    Nicole is an exquisite cook and to sample that is a great way to end the day together ( of course with some superb wine!)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about the local culture in a much underestimated part of Portugal, how to make wine, the chance to improve your language skills ( English, Dutch and Portuguese and some German), whilst helping us learn too! We used to look forward to our visits to the countryside, now we enjoy our occasional visits to the towns and cities. We hope to learn from each other!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Help with grape and olive harvests for our own consumption - some gardening, tree planting and maintenance, forest clearance, making fences etc etc is always appreciated, with varied tasks offered on a daily basis. Help with carpentry and tree surgery is always welcome!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Own room in our exclusive workaday bungalow, with own toilet/ shower/ bathroom. Wi-Fi available at our house. We provide three meals per day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will ensure you have the opportunity to explore the area whilst with us. From villages that time forgot to the beautiful town of Viseu, along with visits to nearby thermal springs and trips to meet friends in the area.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 551751618149

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