About Us

Delta Education Vineyard offers a unique hands-on learning experience where students have an active role in managing a vineyard. Students helped build the vineyard from the ground up—from research to design to planting the seeds.

The curriculum includes agricultural production, business management, financial planning, marketing and communication, business negotiations, and risk management. The vineyard is also home to a weather station so students can monitor the conditions of the atmosphere and soil and tend to the vineyard accordingly. While students frequently get the opportunity to work outside the classroom, they also benefit from the guest lecturer program where local industry leaders speak to classes about careers in crop science, soil science, scouting, vineyard management, and winemaking.

Work first began on the vineyard in 2014 and it was officially established in 2017. The Delta Education Vineyard is financed by donations and grant funds. It is organized and managed by a non-profit organization of the same name.

Together, DHS students, CMS students, Ag teachers, and community volunteers maintain the vineyard. At harvest, the Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc grapes are purchased, vinified, and sold as wine by the Old Sugar Mill—over nine tons of grapes in 2020. Students help organize and implement this process, allowing them to observe a business plan from start to finish. The Delta Education Vineyard plans to eventually become self-sufficient from the proceeds it generates.

Our Donors

Imperial Sponsors ($5,000+)

Grainger Foundation

Rotary Club of Walnut Grove

Rotary Club of Rancho Cordova Sunrise

Jeroboam Sponsors ($3,000+)

Rotary Club of Clarksburg

Rotary Club of West Sacramento

Clarksburg Wine Growers

Bogle Vineyards & Winery

Double Magnum ($2,000+)

Wilson Farms & Vineyards


Kirchhoff Family Wines

Muddy Boot Vineyards

Ogilvie Merwin Vintners

Pylman Farms

Reamer Farms

The Arthur Jonson Family, In Memory of Arthur Jonson

Vino Farms, LLC

Farmers & Merchants Bank

The Christie Family

Yolo County Farm Bureau

Lorraine & Mark Scribner

Special appreciation to: Duarte Trees & Vines, Quiedan Co., Dolk Tractor Co., Barry McClain, Valley Truck & Tractor Co., Tom Slater, Steve Pylman, Hunn & Merwin & Merwin Inc., Larry & Linda Gorham, Happy & John Callis, The Kress Family in honor of Ronald Montgomery, Dominic & Rina DiMare, The Uslan Family, Wade Wilcox, Sonia Kirchhoff Schmidt, Verna Kirchhoff, Rex & Linda Kirchhoff, and The Montzingo Family.

Our advisory committee is James Christie, Charles Van Riper (Delta High School Agriculture Instructor), Craig Kirchhoff, and Sally Christie.