Case Studies

Master Vigneron Academy Helps Lake County Retain Workers

This month features interviews with Randy Krag and Paul Zellman, developers and teachers of the Master Vigneron Academy in Lake County.

  • Lake County Winegrape Commission invests in vineyard worker education
  • Academy boosts confidence and knowledge of vineyard-crew supervisors
  • Curriculum is 20% classroom, 80% hands-on learning
  • Motivates adoption of new practices
  • Annual program costs: $15,000 to $18,000 
  • Serves as a model for other regions
Down to Earth
Employees & Neighbors
Lake County
Master Vigneron Academy
Paul Zellman
Randy Krag