Mr. Batali grew up on a large family farm in Yakima, Washington, where his family grew and processed spearmint for Wrigley’s and concord grapes for Welch’s. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and became a produce broker. He currently owns a company that distributes conventional and organic produce throughout the United States. After being inspired by his wife’s vision for D'Vine
Path, together Brent and Lenila planted a vineyard at Batali Ranch for the purpose of providing a place for special needs people young adults to learn new skills and socialize with peers. He enjoys working with the students and getting back to the hands-on part of farming and wine making.