Vineyard Management:

Lightheart Cellars No Longer manages Vineyards, while it was fun, we have moved on into our senior years and don't have the energy to put in the hours. 


There are other vineyard management companies in Santa Clara County, you will find that they bill by the hour or acre and your farming costs will be in the range of $3-5k/acre depending on what you have them do. 

Expect 40-60 labor hours per acre for hand work such as pruning, shoot thinning and leaf pulling, and then you will need the vines sprayed every 2 weeks from April to August, and nets put out and taken in at Verasion and harvest.