Help on our organic vineyard and farm in the best wine region in Colchagua Valley, Chile

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  • Última actividad: 26 feb 2024

DISPONIBILIDAD

  2024 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 3 semanas

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Detalles

  • Descripción

    Descripción

    *We have confirmed our harvest crew for 2024 so we are not looking for volunteers for the rest of the year.*

    I'm a 45 year old Englishman who's lived in Chile for 17 years and, with my Chilean wife, have a lovely 4 hectare property in Chile's best wine region- the Colchagua Valley. We're located about 2.5 hours south of Santiago (by car- the bus takes a little longer).

    In 2013 we planted about a hectare of vineyard and we farm it organically. It's fantastic to work the land and great to see all our hard work pay off. We've been making high-quality wine since 2015. In 2020 we opened a small 2 apartment wine hotel, and receive tourists for wine tours and weekend stays.

    The property has an organic fruit orchard and organic vegetable garden. We're about 30 minutes from the town of Santa Cruz and a few minutes from the small village of Poblacion, where you can buy basic provisions.

    We also have 5 dogs (plus chickens and ducks), so if you're not a pet person, we're definitely not the place for you. The dogs are extremely friendly and will follow you around all day! They're all indoor-outdoor animals and have free run of the place.

    We live in a fun community of people from all over the world and the Colchagua Valley is beautiful, full of wineries and vineyards. We're about an hour from Pichilemu, Chile's top surf spot as well. There are usually other volunteers a couple of minutes down the road, as our neighbours are also on workaway.

    Accommodation is in an independent, fully equipped house. The house has 2 bedrooms and is shared with other volunteers, if we have others here. Vegetarian food is included, you prepare your own meals. Internet is fairly limited as we're in the middle of the countryside on a 4G connection. It's for basic browsing and sending emails, not really for downloading or streaming although it works ok. Bring a book and disconnect for a while. We all work really hard, but we have lots of fun as well.

    *Important note: If you're allergic to bees or wasps, you'd be taking a risk coming here for harvest. Bees & wasps are highly attracted to crushed grapes and it's common to have to walk through and work within what seems to be a swarm! It is surprisingly rare for anyone to get stung (they're interested in the grape juice, not you!), but it can happen. We encourage all workers to wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts buttoned up to the neck, plus gloves at all times, but we can't be responsible if you get stung (unlikely, but always possible), so please take that into consideration!*️️️️️️️️️️️

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Process of making wine, what it takes to run an organic farm, basic construction, how to grow veggies and some Spanish practice...basically, general life skills!

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Gardening, tidying up the property in general (vineyard and gardens need constant attention!), tending the vineyard, looking after the dogs, some basic housework from time to time, lots of digging and some serious weeding...We all work really hard here and expect everyone to pull their weight...but we have a lot of fun in the downtime, though!

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Francés: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Independent 2 bedroom, fully-equipped house on-site. Satellite tv & wifi access. Vegetarian food included.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Be prepared to work quite hard! But in your free time, there's plenty to do in the area- wineries to visit, one of South America's best surf spots less than 1 hour away, Santiago 4 hours on the bus.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    max 25 hours/week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 845179112883

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