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Wine Education
Linfield College is the first college in the country to offer an interdisciplinary, liberal arts minor in Wine Studies.


Gregory V. Jones is Linfield's new Director of Wine Education

Mission Statement

To provide a unique, interdisciplinary approach to Wine Studies, integrating wine education programs into academic and experiential learning for both undergraduate students and adult learners.

Program Goals

  • Provide diverse, academic and experiential study of all aspects of wine
  • Prepare potential future leaders of the wine industry
  • Create opportunities for faculty research and development
  • Preserve and document the history of the Oregon Wine Industry

Wine Studies Minor

The Wine Studies minor can be paired with a diverse selection of majors to prepare students for a variety of careers in the wine industry.  The courses included provide a broad understanding of the diverse aspects of wine, to include: business, science, history and culture.

Online Certificates

The Online and Continuing Education Department offers two wine- related certificates, a Wine Management Certificate and a Wine Marketing Certificate.  This 100% online curriculum is designed for adult learners who are looking for new career opportunities, or working to advance an existing wine-related career.

Wine Industry Immersion Program

In conjunction with our academic offerings, this program provides participants with a field-based learning experience that encompasses visits to vineyards, wineries and wine-related businesses where they meet with people wine industry professionals and experience first hand what it is like to work in these environments.  This is a true “behind-the-scenes” experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom.

Enrichment Offerings

In addition to our academic courses, Linfield offers an ongoing series of not-for-credit workshops for wine enthusiasts as well as wine industry professionals.  For upcoming Enrichment workshops go to (link to Enrichment page)

Wine Lecture Series

These wine-focused lectures by industry experts on a wide variety of topics are open to the public. 

Oregon Wine History Archives

A physical and digital repository of the documents and oral histories that chronicle the development of the Oregon wine industry, starting with the pioneers who first planted vines in Oregon over 50 years ago.

Oak & Vine Society

Linfield College has joined with a select group of local wineries to create The Oak and Vine Society.  This program provides a variety of wine-related benefits to its members.  Membership is open to individuals affiliated with Linfield College, to include: alumni, parents, donors, faculty, staff and students over 21.  Each of the partner wineries supports the Linfield Wine Education Fund to help provide scholarships, internships and other wine-education opportunities for Linfield students. 

Wine Studies Contact Information:

Greg Jones, Director of Wine Education: | 503-883-2218
Aaron Williams, Assistant Director of Wine Education: | 503-883-2766
Jeff Peterson, Wine Studies Minor Coordinator: | 503-883-5269

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