hi, i,m ok here loads work being offered . have friends that live in puyclavoud near st,angeau. very nice .Things have changed a great deal with grape picking most of it is done by machine these days and only the grand chateauxs still gather by hand (vendange). Trimming the vines is in progress now but I believe is arranged through a French version of the English "gang masters" who organise the picking in the UK. Such work is considered skilled here and casual work would be very hard to find. Working on campsites however is a different matter and many Brits do so but you will be required to have a working knowledge of French. House/chateaux sitting is another option and there are many positions such as that but the pay is normally the accommodation and the chance to see the surrounding areas. Good luck with your search. @vwalan must agree around Cognac is excellent probably why we live just next door. p.s. If you ever looking for agency work around Leeds/Bradford give me a nod, I have an excellent contact who always treated me very well.