Learn about vineyards, wine and living rurally near Mansfield, Victoria, Australia




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  • Description


    We have a winery and vineyard outside Mansfield around 3 hours north east of Melbourne in Victoria. Mansfield is at the base of Mt Buller, Victoria's premier ski resort, and is also next to Lake Eildon.
    Our winery and vineyard was established by my parents in the late 1960's and the wines are now sold around Australia and exported. We are a Five red star winery as rated by the Australian Wine Companion from 2009 to the present.
    We grow our grapes biodynamically and use no pesticides/herbicides.
    We have a cellar door and cafe for tasting and sales that is open seven days a week (currently serving platter/hampers) and are building a new stand-alone cellar door with commercial kitchen, restaurant, vegetable and kitchen garden, and orchard. This will open in February 2021.
    A current Drivers license is essential.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    They can learn about vineyards, vegetable and fruit growing, wine and living in rural Australia. We have a small team and enjoy having people from overseas with us and helping out

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    A variety of tasks such as vine pruning/training, gardening, wine deliveries, help with sales, and in our cafe and even doing some tractor driving if you'd like to (and have experience!)
    We are in the middle of a new build and establishing an orchard of 120-150 fruit trees and permaculture vegetable garden to supply our restaurant.
    Commercial cooking and front of house experience would be very welcome.
    We generally don't offer workaway from mid March to lat april as we have winemakers with us but sometimes we do have a vacancy!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Two bedroom flat above the winery (sleeps up to 4) approximately 10 km from Mansfield - very quiet and beautiful views of the Victorian Alps.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mansfield is one of Victoria's premier adventure tourism destinations - skiing, horse riding, mountain biking, cycling, bush walking, water skiing, kayaking etc.
    It is a vibrant and diverse community with a lot of cafés, pubs, and young people coming to the district to work seasonally.
    There is a manual vehicle (NOT an automatic gearbox, has a clutch!) available for local travel.

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hrs per day

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