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Career Development

Wine Industry Opportunities & Resources 

Wine-Related Programs 

Gain professional expeirnce in the wine industry hrough these programs.

Internship Brochure- Use this brochure to learn how to begin your internship search, internship programs and scholarships available, and how to get credit for your internship.

Wine Marketing Certification

Linfield Alumni in the Wine Industry

Linfield Alumni in Wine – Linfield graduates work in a variety of job functions in the wine industry. Click on the link to this interactive LinkedIn search for alumni working in the wine industry. Use this resource to get career, company and industry ideas and to reach out to Linfield alumni. You will need to sign into LinkedIn to access this link; this is a great time to set up your account, or come to the Career Hub for assistance!

Alumni Profiles

Check out these profiles to learn more about how a Linfield education can lead to a successful career in the wine industry!

Brenna Patterson- National Sales Associate and Export Sales Manager, Ponzi Vineyards

Amber Fries- Director of Communications, Duck Pond Cellars and Desert Wind Winery

Lindsay Woodard- Proprietor, Retour Winery, Owner, Lindsay Woodard Communications

Naseem Momtazi- President of International and National Sales, Maysara Winery

Job and Internships in the Wine Industry

Use these websites to find wine internships:

Internship Brochure- Use this brochure to learn how to begin your internship search, internship programs and scholarships available, and how to get credit for your internship.

Use these websites to find job listings in the wine industry:

Associations and Industry Resources

Resources

Job Titles

Below are a few examples of positions that were posted on a wine job listing site. There are a wide variety of positions available and skills needed in the wine industry.

  • Customer Service & Phone Sales
  • Winemaker
  • Cellar Master
  • Key Account Manager
  • Field Marketing Manager
  • Staff Accountant
  • Wine Educator
  • Lab Intern
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Director Sourcing & Supply
  • Wine Club and Online Sales Manager
  • Wine Content Writer
  • Agricultural Mechanic
  • Fine Wine Merchandiser

Wine Facts and Statistics

Average Salary:
     -Winemaking Director ~ $150k
     -Winemaker ~ $90k-$125K
     -Enologist ~ $55k
     -Cellar Master ~ $60k-$80k
     -Cellar Worker ~ $35k-$40k
     -Operations Director ~ $60k-$80k
     -VP of Sales ~ $200k
     -Tasting Room/Wine Club Manager ~ $40k-$56k

Job Outlook:
The job outlook for the wine industry is expected to go up by 9% between 2012-2022.
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Top 3 Wine Consuming Countries (per capita): 
     1. Vatican City. Consume more than 74 liters per person
     2. Andorra (microstate in Central Europe). Consume over 46 liters per person
     3. France. Consume more than 44 liters per person

Top 5 Largest Wine Producing Countries:
1. France
2. Italy
3. Spain
4. USA
5. Argentina 

Top 5 Wine exporting Countries:
1. Italy
2. France
3. Spain
4. Australia
5. Chile 

Wine-Related Links

Here are some links to familiarize yourself about the wine industry:

For more information, contact:

Jeff D. Peterson, Director, Wine Studies Minor Coordinator
Linfield Center for the Northwest, located in TJ Day Hall, Rm. 218
jdpeters@linfield.edu

Michael J. Hampton, Director
Linfield College Career Development, located in Melrose, Rm. 010
mhampton@linfield.ed

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