Ten Thousand Bottles of Wine.....
Trip Start Jun 05, 2011
103Trip End May 08, 2012
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Cambrai Maffra Backpackers
That afternoon I arrived in Maffra, a cute little town of about 4000 in the Gippsland region of eastern Victoria. The hostel was right on the main St, with grocery store, Chinese restaurant, coffee shops and parks within a few minutes walk. Very pretty little town. I checked in in for 3 nights because the winery job was going to be for 2 or 3 days, and the hostel owners said if I didn’t work at the winery on Saturday I could work for them at a function(they cater parties and events in their bar and on the front lawn)
The job was actually located in the winery’s warehouse, a 45 minute drive from Maffra in Lindenow. I was the one with a driver’s license, so I was in charge of driving the car that the hostel provided. Along with an Irish girl and a French girl I spent 17 hours over 2 days placing little stickers showing the awards each wine had won on thousand of Lightfoot & Sons Winery’s bottles
On Saturday I went for a walk around the town, and into the park and the wetlands. Then I waitressed and did dishes for a function at the hostel. A workplace was having a Christmas Party and the hostel catered. I was paid $15 per hour and worked for about 3 hours in the evening. It was a really nice stay, and made some well needed money. My faith in the universe was restored again, and I was ready to go to Melbourne for my job interview for the trampoline coaching job.