Cordon Program

Agriculture, viticulture, hospitality and life skills with employment as the goal.

Two year suggested attendance after successfully completing a readiness evaluation.

This program is designed to help individuals with Aspergers and high functioning disabilities  identify, develop, and achieve their goals while exploring opportunities to advance their education, employment, life skills, health, and well-being. D'Vine Path will actively seek and support work opportunities for its students in the agriculture, viticulture and hospitality industries.​


During the first year, all students are required to take vocational and life skills classes to learn about health, fitness, nutrition, and general exposure to the hospitality, viticulture and  agriculture industry.

During the second year, students will choose their area of interest in Viticulture or Hospitality; viticulture students will stay on Batali Ranch or intern at local commercial vineyards/wineries and learn hands-on intensive training. Hospitality students will learn hands-on training in local commercial kitchens and catering events.

This is a suggested two year program, with required student attendance of class on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students in their second year will take a readiness evaluation to determine if they are ready to move forward while maintaining the healthy habits learned at D'Vine Path. 


Cordon Class Schedule:


The Cordon Program is currently in session Mondays and Wednesdays. All students are required to meet at Batali Ranch at 8 a.m. and be picked up no later than 2:15 p.m., unless otherwise specified. Transportation will be provided to all off-site locations.


​8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.:

Students arrive and relinquish electronic devices

(Self-advocacy and independent living skills)


8:30 a.m. -  9:00: a.m.

Property walk, exercises and meditation

(physical fitness, mental wellbeing, socialization, body awareness, leisure skill development)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.:

Hands-on work in the vineyard or tending vegetable garden 

(vocation development, socialization, self-advocacy, work ethic training, viticulture and horticulture knowledge) 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.:

Guest speaker or field trip

(Socialization, self advocacy, self-determination, vocational development, access to community resources)

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.:

Healthy lifestyle topic- Health, nutrition, and fitness

(Socialization, independent living skills, self-care, self-advocacy, determination)

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


(socialization, healthy relationships, appropriate social etiquette)


1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.:

Social Skills Interactive Workshop and Wednesday American Sign Language

(self-advocacy, socialization, self-confidence, inclusive communication, linguistics, recreational development)


Job Development training - Hospitality training, money skills, customer service workshops, resume building, interview skills and job fairs

(vocational training, self-advocacy, responsibility, professionalism)

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.:

Students perform classroom cleanup and receive their devices

(responsibility, accountability, vocational development)