"The most important for us is not just sharing our knowledge, but to learn from others"
As an Erasmus internship supervisor, I usually receive students from all over the world all year long, allowing them to discover the joys of life in the countryside and so why not today wwoofers wishing to live and immerse themselves in our universe.
Our program consists of many apprenticeships and activities with David including: viticulture, oenology, bottling of our wines, preparation of orders, photovoltaics, renovation of the domain (rooms, tasting cellar), various constructions in wood, clearing undergrowth, various installations, and cutting firewood. With my wife Karine: Preparation of lunches with our local products, wine sales and wine tourism on the farm.
Interns and wwoofing on the Vineyard
Having been an Erasmus internship supervisor since 2001, I work in collaboration with the Riscle wine school. I take students from CAP, Bac Pro and BTS Viti-Oeno. My goal is to train these young people to become cellar masters or heads of culture. We favor motivated and conscientious students who begin learning before they reach the age of 18.
Since May 2018, part of our operation is a gradual conversion to organic farming. Thanks to this evolution, we can now accommodate many wwoofers. WWOOFING is an opportunity to discover rural life and spend an active holiday on a farm while learning environmentally friendly practices.
INTERNSHIPS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS
Thanks to the various agreements signed with our European and global partners, we can welcome trainees benefitting from the ERASMUS and Leonardo Da Vinci grants. We are already collaborating with a large number of universities including:
- Sos Vinarska de Valtice (Czech Republic)
- University of Illinois (USA)
- IFPA Taroronte (Canary Islands)
- Beijing University of Agriculture (Chinq)
- IISS "B.Caramia F.gigante" Locorotondo (Italy)
- Michigan State University (USA)
- Royal Agricultural University (UK)
- Perdue University Indiana (USA)