I really felt at home here: Melanie was always very nice and helpful, I fell in love with her 2 little boys and also with the town and the wonderful Rhine surroundings. You're expected to be a helpful member of the family, taking care of the kids sometimes and helping in the kitchen. But also she makes sure you have all you need. I had higher expectations about learning, but I think there were good reasons for that: I was there for only 2 weeks, working by myself and Melanie was alone taking care of everything because her husband was traveling. Hopefully I can come back for grape picking! :D
I really enjoyed my stay with Melanie & her family. I was there for 5 weeks taking care of the kids, specially of the baby. And cleaning the house as well. I combined my stay taking a German course which we had previosuly agreed and they were very flexible and helpful with that. I think this combination was the best.
The house is very nice and comfortable & the area where they live is amazing. If you want to disconnect & be in nature, this is your place. But also take into account what living with another family & with kids means. With all its good and less good things. Thanks for everything!
Me gusto mucho, hubiera querido aprender más sobre las plantas y el proceso para hacer el vino tuve que irme antes. El trabajo es pesado cuando hay mucho sol pero Melanie lo comprende y puedes descansar si hace demasiado calor. Lo difícil es el terreno, debes de ir preparado con buenas botas antiderrapantes y un sombrero (en verano). Solo estábamos 2 personas en el campo, pensé que había mas voluntarios, me hubiera gustado compartir la experiencia con más personas. La convivencia con la familia fue buena, tienen 2 niños pequeños y aveces hay que cuidarlos un poco, tienen mucha energía.
The house's confortable, with a nice terrace & view!!!
You can hike around the town, ride a bike to the neighbor ones. As it is small, 2/3 weeks are enough.
The job's hard (my first time working in the land), but it worthed: incredible views!!! Hopefuly they lent me proper boots!
The idea is to feel like home, so: ask for what you need from the supermarket; help cooking, cleaning, taking care of the children; drink some GOOD wine (including a wine tasting at the cellar).
Bring good vibes & experience the daily german&italian family life: joy&funny moments, the mass&annoying things!
Great times with amazing people. Deftly a destination for you that loves the wine world. You will be working in breath taking view direct with the vignard and different tasks. I had also the opportunity to have an amazing visit to their cellars and to taste many different wines. Thank you Melanie and family for this great times.