|The tempranillo will be the first red|
to ripen at Shaker Ridge Vineyard
TIME-CHALLENGE FOR SMALL VINEYARD OWNERS IN El DORADO COUNTY
|The vineyard in early spring|
Then there is the need for labor. Elizabeth and Andrew try to do as much work as possible themselves on their 7 acres. At that size of vineyard, she notes, you can’t make any money unless you do most of the work yourself. “Unless you have a winery as well as a vineyard, it doesn’t pay to hire lots of labor. The truth is that who performs the tasks is very dependent on the size of the vineyard,” she said.