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Bacharach, Germany

4.0
27 reviews27

Help us restore our winery in the romantic Middle Rhine


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Practice English
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We are a little winery in the romantic Middle Rhine. We need help all over the year in different activities, especially during the harvest. We are now restoring our big winery! If you are interested to learn about wine and help us to get our place back to how it was, contact us! :)

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate German
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
Stay at least
4 days
Stay up to
1 month

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27 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Winery

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.0

How this experience will transform you

1 Practicing English

1 Meeting locals

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Immersing in the local culture

Brazil

5

due to the situation, I chose to stay longer than established and I was very well received by Mellanie, I can only be grateful, not only for this but for the whole stay.

8 months ago

Kenya

5

We worked Mon-Fri from 8am-13pm and had the weekend free.

Melanie is the most nicest and sweetest person I have ever met. Her place has a homely feel. She would simply ask us to write a shopping list of the things we needed for cooking. The fridge was always full as well as the fruit basket. She went out of her way everyday to make lunch for us, and she was nice enough to drive up to the vineyards to tell us when lunch was ready. We never ate the same type of food twice. She made the most delicious Italian cuisine and often she would eat with us and just speak and joke around.

8 months ago

Venezuela

5

It was a nice experience, new things for me, I can’t complain because everything was new, Melanie was helpful enough to me, also my co-helpers were just amazing, nice people from all over the world.....if you wanna go, don’t think twice!!!

about 1 year ago

Argentina

1

The worst experience I've had not only me. When I applied to volunteering I read some bad comments from people who had already had bad experience in this volunteer. However, I thought positively and made the decision to make my own experience. And I did it. If your motivation is to learn about the wine process this is not the place. I did many things except pick grapes. Melanie promises things she does not fulfill and told us that we would soon start picking grapes.Meanwhile we had to clean their homes, do forced labor that was not contemplated.You'll eat only bread, salami,cheese,onion,yogurt

about 1 year ago


Melanie replied

I am really sorry but it is normal when the grapes are not ready you can not start to pick and you need to do other things. You like I send you the pictures of the meals we have done and also the one of the cellar party. Strange that al the others are not blaming on the food with was
Spaghetti bolognese
Risotto
Grilling with the group
Cheese spout
Finger food in the cellar for the wine tasting
Lentils soup
Potato soup
Spiesbraten with Potators
Rahmbraten with pasta
Pasta with coliflower
And so one it you like I send you the photos of the meals and also you eating themes
So please stay on the truth.
And I always told you the grapes are picked when they are ready Otherwise is restoring work

Canada

1

I wouldn’t recommend anyone for this experience. The accommodations were not what was promised, the food was also very limited but more importantly the communication with the host very difficult in all regards, causing me to decide to leave early. Please feel free to privet message me if you have any questions about this opportunity! I’ll be happy to help!

over 1 year ago


Melanie replied

Hello David You not exactly that what you Are telling is not true. You had your one room in an Apparment with other persons there where also Chriss and Luisa wiitch decider to Stay longer and the onlyeat day you did 5 Hours of work was a day when it was really hot.
After this you came that your friend is Picking you up and you Need to go. We had a Long conversazione and we agreed that’s it i am verry sorry but. Now i will make al our conversation Public to worldpackers so they now.
And coming to Food the fridge was Full maby not with the things you like and i asked you what you require more but i did geh no answer

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