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Matakana
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 8
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 90524
Region: North Auckland

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Last Updated: January 19, 2020

Come and stay on a vineyard in beautiful Matakana, 40 minutes north of Auckland CBD.

We are a friendly and relaxed couple looking for strong, hard- and fast-working people and their companions to help us get some work done in the vineyard, on the property / gardens and house. Must have the "smarts" or the capacity to learn.

Help needed could include:
VINEYARD: vine management, harvesting, vineyard maintenance. Vineyard experience is not required, but we're happy to educate you if you're interested in gaining vineyard management experience (eg. pruning, shoot thinning, tucking, lateral removal, netting, leaf plucking, bunch thinning, harvesting).
PROPERTY: gardening, weeding, planting, pruning, lawns, line-trimming, hedge-trimming.
HOUSE: cleaning, windows, house-washing, painting.

For each night's stay, we ask that you help us for 4-5 hours per day. You'll get to stay in one of our 2 Queen ensuited bedrooms in the guest wing of the house. We can provide dinner. You bring your own breakfast and lunches. Although we have our own wine brand (which you're welcome to try), we do ask that you bring your own drinks. We prefer non smokers please.

About us: we are a friendly, welcoming, hard-working couple with Ragdoll cats. We are home most days, either working on our property or our businesses. The property is situated in a gorgeous rural subdivision and has a Barn Venue, loads of chill-out space, 1ha of grapevines, 50 olive trees, 100 beehives, 1ha of forest and 10 cows. If you're interested in learning about running a small farm / lifestyle block, we'd be happy to help you understand what we've learnt and achieved.

We are Kiwis with knowledge on the local area and NZ that we're happy to share. Our vineyard is 7 minutes from Matakana, Snells Beach or Warkworth. There are plenty of things to do in the area, including beaches, walks, wine tours, cinema, markets, shops as well as supermarkets and other necessities. Public transport is a bit limited so having a car is recommended.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers!

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