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Napa
All Year: January thru June mostly
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: Up to 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 17484
Region: West

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Last Updated: February 25, 2020

**Help needed now! We have been pruning and making neat stacks to be removed from the vineyard and put in the burn pile. Weather has been sunny but cool. Weeds are growing so removal of the prunings before the weeds get too tall is preferred. We would love to hear from you!We are a retired couple with a 6-acre vineyard in Napa, California. We have thoroughly enjoyed hosting Helpx'ers who have not only helped with a variety of tasks but have enriched our lives. We need folks to help both in the vineyard and our garden which includes a small fruit tree and olive orchard. The majority of the work is focused in the vineyard beginning mid January and continues until mid-July. Other tasks might include cleaning of living spaces, general maintenance of the property (weeding, rock picking, composting, etc.). In general, the work is not hard but it can involve a lot of walking along the rows of vines and requires stamina for repetitive work in a warm/hot climate and dusty environment in the summer. From August thru the end of the year, the work in the vineyard slows down and we accept HelpX requests as needed only. We are omnivores who eat plenty of vegetables. If you are vegan or gluten-free, you are welcome to prepare your own food. Everyone helps with kitchen duties and cleanup.

Please note: Although there are comfortable accommodations at the vineyard, this is not our primary home and one or both of us may need to leave for a day or two to attend family functions, etc. There is NO WI-FI on the premises, although Starbucks, Napa Library are available and not too far away.
We ask that if your travel plans are tentative and you are just making inquiries, please be up front about that. We wish all of you Happy Travels and wonderful adventures.

reviews (31)
Helper: Brian Dennis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 10, 2019
Spent a great two weeks with Cathy and John (and Teddy the terrier!) at their... view complete review

Helper: Jumbo and Iris Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: November 4, 2018
We stayed with Cathy and John for two weeks, it was memorable and amazing, we... view complete review

Helper: Janet and Carlos Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 17, 2018
We spent an amazing four weeks with John and Cathy on their beautiful vineyar... view complete review

Helper: Chris and Sheri Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 20, 2018
This was such a wonderful stay! John and Cathy are warm, generous hosts who ... view complete review

Helper: Cheryl and Murray Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 18, 2018
What a terrific time we had with John and Cathy. We stayed and helped a litt... view complete review

Helper: Kévin and Soizic Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 5, 2018
This is a five star HelpX ! John & Cathy are so friendly ! The work in the fa... view complete review

Helper: Qian Guan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: December 14, 2017
John and Cathy is very kind and warm and humorous couple. It was my first tim... view complete review

Helper: Amanda Plunkett Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 7, 2016
Cathy and John are wonderful people and you'd be lucky to stay with them. You... view complete review

Helper: Lauriana Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 24, 2016
Oh Cathy, John and Teddy. I really enjoyed my stay in Cathy and John's house.... view complete review

Helper: Emmanuelle Blanchard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 22, 2016
Cathy and John are just amazing hosts, me and my friend spent almost 3 weeks ... view complete review

Helper: Gloria Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: May 15, 2016
Just left the place today n rushed up here for a review BECAUSE I really had ... view complete review

Helper: Tim and Johanna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 30, 2016
We stayed two weeks in March together with Cathy and John, and it was just so... view complete review

Helper: Gary and Lisa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 13, 2015
This was our first Helpx experience and we couldn't have asked for a better o... view complete review

Helper: Beth Hardin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 8, 2015
After reading John and Cathy's reviews, I thought they could really be too go... view complete review

Helper: Daniel Naccarato Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: February 16, 2015
I had a good feeling about John and Cathy right from their hilarious opening ... view complete review

Helper: Caroline Cohen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 12, 2015
Where to begin.... John and Cathy are the most wonderful hosts I could drea... view complete review

Helper: Katharina and Fabrice Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 30, 2014
Cathy and John are wonderful hosts. We helped them for a week in their vineya... view complete review

Helper: Esther and Laurence Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: August 20, 2014
John and Cathy were great. We worked in and around the vineyard doing various... view complete review

Helper: Marta and Roman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 8, 2014
We just got back from the Napa and can't stop thinking and talking about our ... view complete review

Helper: Louise and Kelly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 2, 2014
Our time with John and Cathy at the winery was fantastic. We had a bit of rai... view complete review

Helper: Adi Kelsea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: February 22, 2014
It was horrible! They made me eat delicious food, and play with their cute do... view complete review

Helper: Sarah Warthen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 9, 2014
Very late review! I stayed with John and Cathy for several weeks in May of 20... view complete review

Helper: Joseph Connelly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 16, 2013
This review is long overdue! I stayed with Cathy and John for about 2 and a h... view complete review

Helper: Christian and Melanie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: August 28, 2013
We planned to stay three weeks and ended up staying eight weeks! There was... view complete review

Helper: Marije Huitink Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: June 3, 2013
I stayed with Cathy and John for 2,5 weeks in May and I really loved it! Bot... view complete review

Helper: Rachel Andres Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 1, 2013
The Furtado's are people of extraordinary character!!! I spent 2 weeks with t... view complete review

Helper: Emese and Charlotte Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: March 21, 2013
We stayed with Cathy and John (and Teddy the dog) for about one week and we l... view complete review

Helper: Lisa Bleier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 6, 2013
Ah, sweet landings! I had just returned to the USA from Vietnam and found Ca... view complete review

Helper: Jeffrey Shull Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 9, 2013
I stayed with John and Cathy for about a week. We spent most of the time in N... view complete review

Helper: Jennifer and Stefan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 14, 2013
We stayed with Cathy and John (and Teddy, their adorable dog) for about 4 wee... view complete review

Helper: Miia and Janne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: December 16, 2012
We stay with John and Cathy allmost week and they was so warm and kind and go... view complete review

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