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Help us to set up our vegetable garden and with beehives, birdhouses and art projects at a vineyard in Bordeaux, France

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  • Last activity: 29/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small independently owned vineyard in the Cotes de Bourg appellation 50 min NW of Bordeaux.

    2019 was our first harvest, 100% hand picked and a very promising vintage. We prioritise quality over quantity, seek to foster environmentally sustainable practices, innovation, and positive cultural exchanges with volunteers from different parts of the world.

    As a volunteer-only host, we do not offer paid work, and cannot propose tasks related to our commercial operations on the workaway platform.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Helping at the Chateau will provide a first-hand insight into the process of wine-making in Bordeaux. We aim to provide the setting for a convivial experience for people from diverse backgrounds to work, share meals, and make the most of their visit to the region

  • Help

    Help

    We hope to host volunteers for various roles in 2023. While staying at a working vineyard, volunteers will have ample opportunities to learn about vineyard practices and the winemaking process on the estate, and the opportunity to explore the region and visit other local wineries

    Examples of the volunteer-led projects we plan to undertake in 2022 are listed below:

    --Vegetable Garden Setup-- [March - April] Plan and prepare grounds for vegetable garden, install trellising and fences as necessary. Expansion of the existing composting facilities to process organic waste from the café and winery

    --Chicken coop construction/installation

    -- House renovation, including light painting and plastering

    --Beehive Installation-- Assess the premises for beehive installation, strategy for honey extraction and modifications to vineyard practices to nurture the bee population. Lay out protocol for eventual “Bee Friendly” certification

    --Art Projects-- Many possibilities, including painting murals in the winery (see the big white concrete walls pictured). All volunteers are encouraged to be creative, leave their mark with a painting, illustration or even the design of a future wine label

    We also welcome your ideas for other projects along these lines. Prospective volunteers should understand the property is still a work in progress. We expect volunteers to be proactive and motivated to leave the property in better shape than they find it

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The main house at the property is under renovation, and at the moment on-site accommodation consists of a mobile home which has two private twin/double rooms, shower, toilet, kitchen and dining area

    Due to limited accommodations we normally accept no more than 2 or 3 volunteers at any given time, when help is required. During the warmer months (May-October) additional space for camping/campervan parking is available.

    Please note that wi-fi is not available onsite. We recommend visitors arrange their own mobile data plans according to their needs

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bicycles are available to explore the neighbouring vineyards and visit the town of Bourg on the banks of the Garonne river. Transfers to and from the local train or bus station will be arranged on arrival and departure

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    20 to 25 hours per week

Host ref number: 996463796479

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