A chateau in Bordeaux, France is inviting 20 Brits over to help with the 'vendanges vertes' (summer harvest) of their vineyard.
Situated in Bordeaux, Château la Tulipe is owned by Dutch author and former rock artist Ilja Gort. The château produces a red Bordeaux supérieur that has been winning medal after medal at international wine fairs, and this year you have the chance to be a part of that award winning winemaking by signing up for the chance to become an oenologist for 5 days at the start of July.
Gort claimed that ‘For the participants it is a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of wine and become genuine “wine-tigers” whose professional opinions will never fail to impress their fellow wine lovers.’
Payment for the week comes in the form of rewarding physical labour, as well as enjoying a full funded week in a castle in one of France's most well-known wine regions, feeling the ‘good kind’ of tired, easygoing companionship, lots of laughter, authentic French food and plenty of wine.