Neal Family Vineyard Raises Funds for College-Bound Scholars

Neal Family Vineyards, a boutique Howell Mountain estate winery, recently raised more than $200,000 for local, college-bound scholars pursuing degrees in agriculture. Established in 1998, Neal Family Vineyards specializes in crafting Cabernet Sauvignon from meticulously farmed, 100% biodynamic and 100% estate vineyards.

“Over the last several years, we are proud to have been able to award 15 scholarships for students pursuing agricultural degrees,” said Mark Neal, founder and owner of Neal Family Vineyard in a statement. “We have dedicated our lives to ethical farming practices to create the best organic and biodynamic wines our vineyards can offer, so it only makes sense to pay it forward. We look forward to continuing to help the next generation of farmers develop new skills and techniques to benefit agricultural practices for years to come.”

Demitria Neal and Matt Clark [Photos courtesy of Neal Family Vineyards]
Established in 2014, the Neal Family Scholarship is awarded annually to students who have attended four years of agriculture classes at St. Helena High School, while maintaining a 3.50 GPA and who have been accepted to attend a four-year university. Awardees receive $2,000 annually while enrolled in agricultural curriculum. Currently, Neal Family Vineyards has 10 recipients pursuing agriculture degrees.

This year’s Neal Family Scholarship awards ceremony was held on May 23 at the Neal Family Vineyard estate with more than 70 people in attendance. The scholarship was awarded to Kaylee Moura, who will study agricultural business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo this fall.

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