Wine Making, garage winery Colchagua Valley, Chile



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We love to bring people to help us, but only for the harvest season. Sorry but we do not host volunteers the rest of the year. Now we need one volunteer only between March 15th and April 5th

    We have a garage winery project at our property (one acre) in a rural area of Chile (beautiful Colchagua Valley, two hours south of Santiago by car). We make 4,000 bottles a year, a small amount. We are interested on natural wines. We grow our own grapes and have a garden to take care of. Picking season is approaching for us and we need help to make wine and take care of our garden. This will be an exciting experience, especially during the picking season.
    We are a family of five comprised by Fernando (45), Elina (45), Lucas (18), Maite (16) and Maria (13). All of us speak both, Spanish and English. We have a private bedroom with wi-fi internet connection. It is a very comfortable place to stay.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • 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 stay in a family environment with people who love to travel, have been to many places in the world and like the idea of cultural interaction. Moreover, you can learn about wine-making, visit different nearby places in beautiful Colchagua valley. We need people who like to work.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We will need help to pick grapes and make wine and to maintain our garden (grass, flowers, trees) and feed the hens. It is basically a very rural experience in an eco-friendly environment. We'll be picking grapes regularly: merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, carmenere

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom. We offer free meals, so food is on us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are on a rural area so access to our house depends on car transportation.The nearest town is Nancagua (15,000 people) and is 5 minutes away from home. From there you can take buses easily to nearby cities including Santa Cruz (15 m) or San Fernando (30m) or go to Santiago (2h 30 m by bus). The closest beach town is Pichilemu (1h 30 m). So you can go around during your free time and enjoy central Chile.
    We`ve had a great experience in previous years with volunteers from Germany (Anna), Finland (Nelly) and Hong Kong (Ali)

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, max 25 hours/week

Host ref number: 553579632434