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Mason
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 50
Persons: 8
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 22845
Region: Southwest

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Last Updated: February 18, 2020

The best way to learn about us is to read the the following links from the Press page on our website. Just Google Robert Clay Vineyards to find our site, then click the link for Press at the bottom. Read the following links to learn more about us.

-Texas Wine Wranglers: Mason County Sees Potential TV Series
-Vineyard novices learn that when it rains, it pours
-Lessons from the vine.
-Family members uproot lived to tend to a vineyard.

Robert Clay Vineyards in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and is looking for Work Exchange for anyone interested in pursuing Enology or Viticulture, but this is not necessary...we love to share what we are doing with anyone interested in vineyards and wine, so don't let this stop you! Volunteers must be physically fit and be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Viticulture is farming, so you must be comfortable working on a farm and in extreme conditions, both hot and cold. We have a lot of interesting issues to solve, including Bot Canker, Pierce's Disease, etc.. so it's a perfect place for a person wanting real world experience. As part of your stay will also have the opportunity to help on several of the largest production vineyards in the Texas Hill Country. Large Scale frost protection is also something you will be exposed to, which is something you may not get exposure to at most other vineyards. We have one full time employee that lives on the property and we hire others for time sensitive activities like final pruning and harvest. There is a lot of opportunity to live and work with people from Texas and all other areas of the world.

Some activities include but are not limited to...Pruning, tucking vines, applying bird netting, checking & repairing drip-lines, walking the vineyard looking for any disease issues, trellis repair, weed control, removing bird netting, harvesting grapes, processing grapes, caring for and working with the wine, etc...

As part of your work exchange you will be provided a free place to stay, food allowance, free Internet access, and a vehicle can be provided if volunteer has a clean driving record. We have a 30 foot travel trailer on the vineyard that sleeps eight (including a queen size bed with a TV), full kitchen, bathroom w/ shower & tub. We could have up to 4 helpers at a time and you would need to be comfortable sharing the trailer.
On your time off you would be able to tour the town, swim/kayak the river, hike, visit neighboring tourist town, relax at the wine bar, sing karaoke at the club and more.
Most people will take the bus to Mason and we will pick you up at the bus stop.

reviews (19)
Helper: Terric OTF O'Connor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 26, 2018
This place is awesome Dan and Jennie are great people And I would return in a... view complete review

Helper: Sara Derballa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 21, 2017
Dan and Genie are an amazing power couple, devoting their lives to their live... view complete review

Helper: Giuseppe and Mallory Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 5, 2017
We spent 3 weeks at Robert Clay Vineyards and had such a positive experience.... view complete review

Helper: Marc H Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 18, 2017
If you are still thinking about joining Robert Clay Vineyards, I can only tel... view complete review

Helper: Mia and Christian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 30, 2017
We loved our work experience at Robert Clay Vineyards! We learned so much abo... view complete review

Helper: Kile James Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 23, 2017
This was my first time using helpx and Iím very glad I went to the McLaughlin... view complete review

Helper: Marion Renard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 23, 2016
Working in the vineyards was my first helpX experience. The best word to desc... view complete review

Helper: Natalie Jaeger Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 3, 2016
Dan and Jeanie are amazing hosts, definitely jump on the opportunity to work ... view complete review

Helper: Alyssa Davis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 30, 2016
Oh where to start?! I had an amazing time working with Dan and Jeanie!Dan is ... view complete review

Helper: Ilaria Coslovi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: April 10, 2016
If you're reading this review means that you're thinking to go there. Ok, I c... view complete review

Helper: CHENYAN ZHANG(Sally) Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 12, 2015
It's my first helpx experience, I just wanna say, it was awesome ! Dan, Jeani... view complete review

Helper: Sasha Chernyshova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 29, 2015
This was a wonderful experience. I have only positive things to say about my ... view complete review

Helper: Ori Weisberg Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Israel Date: July 10, 2015
When I signed for Helpx this is exactly what I was looking for. Dan, Jeanie,... view complete review

Helper: Bridget Ervin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 16, 2015
Working with the McLaughlins on their vineyard was my first HelpX experience ... view complete review

Helper: Esther and Laurence Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: June 19, 2014
We had the best time in Mason with the McLaughlins. They are warm, welcoming ... view complete review

Helper: Suzy hardie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 8, 2014
Hey guys, if you get the chance to go anywhere near this place then do it. Gr... view complete review

Helper: Jessica Ward Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 27, 2014
If I could give RCV 7 stars, I would. This is one seriously awesome help exch... view complete review

Helper: Sophia and Kyle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 17, 2014
Kyle and I stayed at RobertClay Vineyards for a whole wonderful week in the m... view complete review

Helper: Magalie GONCALVES Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 29, 2013
What's incredible experience, very nice people, very good place and a lovely ... view complete review

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