- Linfield College
Career Development

Wine Industry Careers

Linfield Students are well prepared for a career in the wine industry. Through the interdisciplinary approach, Linfield students are exposed to all aspects of the industry and engage in their work from a liberal arts perspective.

Successful Students and Alumni in the Wine Industry

Brenna Patterson (2012)
National Sales Associate and Export Sales Manager 
at Ponzi Vineyards

Lindsay Woodard (1999)
Proprietor at Retour Winery &
Owner of Lindsay Woodard Communications

Where are they now?

Linfield graduates work in a variety of job functions in the wine industry. Click on this link to view the interactive LinkedIn search for information on alumni who work 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!

Hire a Wildcat!

Post your open positions on Cat Connect to reach Linfield students and alumni.  As you establish and manage your profile, please select 'wine' under industry in your employer profile, and select 'wine industry' under position type as you post a job or internship.  Use this link to access Cat Connect (and bookmark it): https://www.linfield.edu/career/catconnect

Look for a job in the wine industry



Wine Studies at Linfield

Wine studies curriculum provides a broad understanding of the diverse aspects of wine, to include: business, science, history and culture.  For more information: www.linfield.edu/wine

You Can Help!

Hire an intern, host a student for a job shadow or informational interview or donate wine to the college. For assistance establishing a connection with Linfield, please contact Michael Hampton (mhampton@linfield.edu or 503-883-2442) or Kristi Mackay (kmackay@linfield.edu or 503-883-2606).