Ken Evenstad, co-founder of Domaine Serene Winery and namesake for the Grace and Ken Evenstad Center for Wine Education at Linfield University, passed away peacefully this week.
The Evenstad Center for Wine Education opened in 2018, following an initial $6 million gift from Grace and Ken Evenstad. The center offers a unique interdisciplinary wine studies major and minor for undergraduate students and includes a number of wine-education programs and activities for adult learners. Continue reading →
Journalist Lisa Shara Hall advocated tirelessly on behalf of Oregon and Washington wines. She died in March 2019 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This fall, Linfield University will honor her legacy with a new wine and journalism scholarship created by her husband, Kirk Hall. Continue reading →
A team of six Linfield College students has been awarded the Grand Prize in the inaugural Intercollegiate Wine Business Invitational (IWBI), taking top honors against teams from Penn State University, Michigan State University, Washington State University, the University of Houston and Florida International University. Continue reading →
The U.S. college with the first interdisciplinary wine studies degree will now be the first U.S. college with a five-year program leading to both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wine studies.
Linfield College, with campuses in McMinnville and Portland, Ore., is teaming up with Ecole Superieure d’Agriculture (ESA) in Angers, France, for the initiative. Students who complete the program will receive a bachelor’s degree in wine studies from Linfield and an international vintage master’s degree from ESA.Continue reading →
—Students who want to work in the robust wine or sports industries and those looking to explore today’s increasingly interconnected world have new options at Linfield College—
Linfield College faculty members approved the addition of three new majors and three new areas of focus starting in the fall of 2018. Students will now have the option to major in Global Cultural Studies, Sport Management and Wine Studies, in addition to Linfield’s 51 existing majors. Continue reading →
—Domaine Serene founders Grace and Ken Evenstad make the largest gift in support of wine studies in state history—
Domaine Serene Winery founders Grace and Ken Evenstad have pledged $6 million to Linfield College, the largest gift in Oregon history in support of wine education. The gift is also one of the largest donations in Linfield’s history and will allow the college to significantly expand its wine education program, which already offers the first interdisciplinary liberal arts bachelor’s degree in wine studies in the United States.