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Cortona (AR)
All Year: March to November
Area (ha): about 10
Persons: 1
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 81305
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: November 15, 2019

Welcome to our winery and trail riding stable located in the hills of Chiana Valley near the city of Cortona. Here, we have a vineyard of half a hectare and an olive grove of one hectare, all managed by us. It is especially important, that these processes are done without chemicals, in a biological way. All farm work is carried out with care and by hand. The vegetation and the variety of trees and shrubs, support the natural cycle and the protection of plants. Pruning of trees, the thinning of the vines, the harvest of grapes and olives is done without mechanical assistance. We pick our fruits by hand, and thus, they are not damaged in the processing.
Our horses are experienced trail horses and we offer our guests different riding programs and trails through our beautiful valleys and hills.

Our team:
Michaela, originally from Germany, trail riding guide and horseman trainer.
My partner Vasco, who was born here in Tuscany and has lived here ever since, is the master of the vineyard and vegetable garden and a great cook.
And of course- our horses, dogs, cats and chickens.

It is necessary that you have experience with horses. Trail riding and ground work experience is preferred.

Help that we are after includes all areas of our property and buisness; around the winery, the house, the garden and with the horses.
Every day is different. It depends on the season, harvest time, and weather. Sometimes we have a lot of work but we also have fun doing it! There are also periods with less work, where you have time to explore the nearby sights and towns.
Working hours and free time is balanced, and as our helper you'll have free days too!
We would like that our volunteers stay at least 4 weeks.

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