Help in the Penedès Wine region, Catalonia

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Spain

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    23/07/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Like wine? Then you'll like this volunteer experience! We are deep in the heart of the High Penedes wine region (700 metres up) in Catalonia. The landscape is home to pine forests and mountain villages, all perfect for Wine Country Bike Tours (we have bikes available for you to use). You have the opportunity to travel further a-field at the weekends - we're 75 mins from Barcelona and 45 mins to the nearest beach - although most places are hard to reach on a daily basis without a car as there is no public transport, but we have fast internet and fine weather.

    Work.
    Our philosophy is work hard, play hard: Your weekends are free to do as you please, and Mon-Fri you are required to do a combination of tasks mostly outside. We'll make the most of your strengths, and work varies dependent on the time of year etc, so it's best to email first to enquire.

    As from now, we have availability for up to 3 people able to do any or all of the following tasks:

    1. Outside Work to include rotivating, strimming, log cutting (chain saw or axe), landscaping, lawn maintenance, bike maintenance and cleaning.
    2. Inside Work to include cleaning, painting, kitchen etc
    3. Admin to include blogging winery visits (only at certain times of the year) , social media expertise, telephone skills.

    Help is from Monday to Friday and the daily routine is as follows:
    08.00 - 08.30 Breakfast
    09.00 start tasks
    12.30 lunch
    16.00 finish up tasks
    18.15 Help preparing dinner
    Dinner at 19.00 approx
    Washing up after dinner

    In the summer months when it can get pretty hot we would start the above schedule an hour or so earlier as it gets too hot to work around 15.00

    For breakfast and lunch you can sort yourself out with whatever's in the well stocked house. We provide a selection of fine wines with dinner, and we cook evening meals together. Apart from Saturday breakfast and Sunday dinner, meals at weekends are not provided as most people go off for the day to enjoy the beautiful area we are located in - including us.

    If you enjoy the countryside then you should enjoy the place.Min stay 3 weeks. Arrive Sunday pm. Depart Saturday am.

    Please note we are not a winery and do not make wine. We do, however organise events for the wine industry and also organise and direct occasional wine tours and activities. Please also note that we are English speakers and while we are fluent in Spanish we do not use it in the home. Therefore, if your motivation is learn Spanish then we are probably not the best exchange option for you.

    Native English and Experienced Bloggers/writers required to cover upcoming events on Wine Tourism () and Workshops in Italy and Spain. Social media savvy! Tasks will include live blogging, blogging interviews, video blogging and publishing content in the social media channels.

    It's exciting stuff.

    Internet access.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about wine and wine making if interested.

  • Help

    Help

    Typical daily routine in the Summer months - Monday to Friday:

    Breakfast 07.30 - 08.30.
    Tasks 09.00 - 12.00
    Lunch 12.00 - 13.00
    Tasks 13.30 - 15.30

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Self contained flat on the property. Meals taken in the house. Prep help for dinner expected. Meals at week-ends are not provided as we expect guests to get our and about and enjoy the beautiful countryside we are in.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please note we are not a winery.

    Also if you are looking to improve your Spanish we are proabably not the best host as we speak English only.

    For personal essentials, bars, swimming pool (Summer only) the nearest vilage is La LLacuna which is 3.5 Kms walk through the countryside or 7 kms by road.

    La LLacuna has a daily bus route to Barcelona (does not go past our property)

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 (max 25 hours)

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