Brief Overview of Curriculum
This program is designed to help individuals 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.
Agriculture, viticulture, hospitality and life skills with employment as the goal.
Two year maximum attendance.
There are three, four month trimesters in the program, with required student attendance of class on Mondays and Wednesdays.
During the two trimesters, 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 third trimester, 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.
Cordon Class Schedule:
The Cordon Program is currently running on Mondays and Wednesdays. All students are required to meet at Batali Ranch at 8 a.m. and be picked up no later than 12:15 p.m., unless otherwise specified. Transportation will be provided to all off-site locations.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.:
Students punch-in their mock time cards and relinquish electronic devices
(Self-advocacy and independent living skills)
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.:
Walk vines & tend to vegetable gardens
(exercise, vocation development, socialization, leisure skill development, self-advocacy)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.:
Guest speaker or field trip
(Socialization, self advocacy, self-determination, vocational development, access to community resources)
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.:
Life Skills - Health, nutrition, and fitness
(Socialization, independent living skills, self-care, self-advocacy, determination)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:
Clean up ( Independent living skills, socialization)
12:00 p.m.: Students punch out and receive their devices
Learning Everyday Abilities for the Future.
Agriculture, viticulture, hospitality and life skills with meaningful purpose, volunteer and part time employment as the goal.
LEAFF Class Schedule:
The LEAFF Program is currently running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Participants punch-in and relinquish electronic devices in the box.
(Self- advocacy, independent living skills) Warm up exercises, vineyard walk, check vines,
tend to veggie gardens, greenhouse care
Projects, vocational skills, or performing arts/dance class
Functional academic skills
Snack, art, free time
Application and Cost
SD Regional Center Consumer
If your student is a San Diego Regional Center Consumer, please contact your student’s case manager about the funding process. A D’Vine Path application and interview will also be required prior to acceptance.
Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Client - PENDING
If your student is a Department of Rehabilitation client please contact your student’s case manager about funding process. A D’Vine Path application and interview will also be required prior to acceptance.
Private Pay is available. Please call for details.
Space is limited to only 10 students per class. A small class creates an environment that fosters personal relationships. Concurrent classes are available.
Social Etiquette Training (Thursday Social Club)
To maintain student support after they graduate from the program, they will have the opportunity to connect with their peers weekly at Social Club. It will include socials, continued vocational skills training (resume building, soft skills, etc.) and participant’s choice of activities to local venues such as the mall, beach, park, etc.
Trained mentor staff will be facilitating all Social Club activities.
Social Club Membership dues: $50.00/month ongoing
Please make checks payable to D’Vine Path. These minimal dues will offset mentoring Staff, gas expenses and on-site facility costs.
Job Coach Support
When/if a graduate secures a job, San Diego Regional Center or DOR can provide a Job Coach for support.