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2018 Fields of Opportunity - Summer Mentor Program


Various Locations


06/11/2018 - 08/03/2018
8:00am - 12:00pm


A collaboration between Napa Valley Grapegrowers, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, Napa Valley Unified School District, St. Helena Unified School District and Calistoga Joint Unified School District, Fields of Opportunity is an innovative mentorship program connecting NVG members with local high school students interested in pursuing a career in the vineyard & wine industry. Students will have an opportunity to work with four Napa Valley Grapegrowers' members throughout the summer to learn various aspects of the vineyard business. Topics to include: viticulture, vineyard operations, mechanics and specialty training, safety & HR, winery and cellar work, hospitality & more!

The Program:

Students participate in an 8-week rotational paid experience, spending 2 weeks in a specific area of vineyard management, farm work, ag mechanics, or customer service at each partner organization.


  • June 11-August 3, 2018

  • Supportive Learning Environment

  • Napa, St. Helena & Calistoga High School Students (16 years or older)

Participating Members:

Read More about the Fields of Opportunity Program:

Grapegrowers launch mentorship program for Napa high schoolers

by Henry Lutz, Napa Valley Register, March 5, 2017

HIgh school mentorship program teaches kids about the Napa wine industry

by Henry Lutz, Napa Valley Register, September 20, 2017

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