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Introducing 2017's Top Wine Industry Leaders: Labor Advocates

November 30, 2017

When high-end Napa vineyard owners are openly vocal about the need for mechanization, you know the labor market has shrunk to an unsustainable size. The need for skilled workers skyrocketed as the U.S. wine industry took off, but a combination of factors has resulted in a very limited supply of labor. This year, we heard about new H-2A programs, immigration legislation and farmworker education as ways to fill that need.