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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 25
Persons: 2 maybe3 or 4-try us
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 23193
Region: South Australia

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Last Updated: January 15, 2015

We are seeking three or four HelpX helpers for two weeks commencing about 20-24th January-preferably around the 20th. Our vineyard in the Barossa Valley in South Australia grows premium quality fruit most of which is sold under contract for use in some of Australia's most iconic wines. A small quantity of wine is bottled under our own label. Although not organic we attempt to use minimal chemicals and to maintain the integrity of the site's terroir.
We've an old manual gear shift ute (utility/pickup/car) which is available for limited use for sightseeing, get to railway station and as a general boredom buster. Fuel at your expense.
Accommodation is in a modern building with two bedrooms-one has a double bed and the other two singles-bathroom TV and magnificent views.It's separate from but adjacent to the family house You'll eat-and drink-with the family
The main task for the next fortnight is bunch thinning-i.e. removal of grape bunches which are green.
We may also require
removal of broken posts
repair of broken/loose wires
general maintenance around house

We'd like a minimum average of 5 hours a day/5 days a week for accommodation and food-wine is food.

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