Travel and work in Austria

Travel and work in Austria

Professional training in winemaking.

Program overview

Working in the Viticulture field in Austria, we ensure that you will fall in love with the countries scenery, their way of life and most of all the people you meet along the way. From the scenic views to the unique culture, you will be mesmerised.

Austria is known to combine traditional viticulture with modern vitification processes. The tradition of winemaking and the cultivation of grapevines can be found in the same regions for thousands of years. What better way to ensure the best quality of wines by combining the old and the new?

This program gives anybody, that has studied oenology and has at least one harvest season experience in viticulture, a chance to explore Austria’s way of viticulture.

Placements offered are anywhere between 2 to 4 months, where you can live like a local, work and holiday in Austria and surrounding areas with support of our program and staff. An Austrian experience that you don’t want to miss out on!

Placements categories

  • Wineries with focus on red wine
  • Conventional wineries Organic wineries*
  • Bio-dynamic wineries*
  • Wineries with focus on white wine
  • Wineries with focus on sparkling wine*
  • Wineries with focus on sweet wine*

*Few placements

What we offer

Placements from 2 to 4 months

Training starting in August/September until November/December. Professional training in winemaking from viticulture management, harvesting grapes, pressing, fermenting and cellar management.

Step by step assistance

From completing the necessary paperwork, interview guidance, assistance with visa application, as well as assistance with flights, travel insurance, as well as the opportunity to meet other adventurous travellers at orientation.

In order to qualify

As the saying goes: "Life is 5% what happens to you, and 95% how you react to it."

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 32 (must still be 32 when making the initial application)
  • Be in good mental and physical health
  • Free of any criminal record
  • Have at least one harvest season experience, as well as education in Oenology
  • Be able to understand and communicate in English or German
  • For social reasons basic German will be beneficial
  • Be mature, flexible, open-minded, committed and willing to adjust (weather, culture,food, tempera-ture, etc.)
  • Be motivated and interested in winemaking
What are the costs?

Enrollment   R3 000

Program fee   R15 000

Austria Visa Fee   Approx. R1 584

Travel insurance   R3 500

Return flight   Approx. R10 000

Apply today

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