Gain professional expeirnce in the wine industry hrough these programs.
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!
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
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.
-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
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:
Top 5 Wine exporting Countries:
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
Michael J. Hampton, Director
Linfield College Career Development, located in Melrose, Rm. 010