Aging Workforce and Tough Immigration Policies Result in Vineyard Harvest Labor Shortage

Aug 16, 2017

Harvest season is in full swing for vineyards in the North Bay but many winegrowers are seeing a shortage of laborers to work in their fields. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi spoke with Karissa Kruse of Sonoma County Winegrowers to find out what’s causing the labor crunch and what growers are doing to make sure no grape goes unpicked.

Grapes in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties are traditionally picked by hand by laborers.
Credit David Jordan