WWOOFing opportunities typically include modest gardening and maintenance, and volunteers are usually expected to cook traditional French dishes of the region. Bonuses include wine tasting in the Bordeaux area, hiking in the Pyrenees, and brushing up your French skills.
1. Chateau Brandeau in Aquitaine
The Bordeaux region has a tradition of well-established vineyards, with ample opportunities for WWOOFing. Château Brandeau has 30 acres of vines, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet-Franc. Spend your days separating stems, picking grapes, and devouring home-cooked meals. August is off-season, but a visit in June may coincide with the wine festival in nearby Saint-Émilion.