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2014 Summer Linfield Magazine

Michael Hampton, left, director of the Office of Career Development, and Kelly Carmody ’14 listen to Bruno Corneaux, winemaker at Soléna Estate Vineyard, discuss trimming and grafting the vines during the Summer Wine Institute last summer. Students worked in the vineyards and attended courses taught by wine industry professionals from Willamette Valley vineyards and wineries covering grape growing, winemaking and bottling and other issues. Students received an in-depth, hands-on look Summer 2014 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 9 An electronic arts major with an interest in graphic design and photography, Carmody said the inside knowledge she gained about the wine industry gives her in-depth understanding about wine that she can apply to her designs. “I think that everything I learned – how grapes are planted, grown, picked and crushed and how the wine is fermented – is vital for designing labels,” she said. “That depth is reflected in the design, even in subtle ways.” Carmody worked at Dominio IV winery fall semester, learning the steps of the crush, and created a video to capture the camaraderie among vineyard and winery workers. In addition, she visited Crawford-Beck Vineyard during the harvest and followed the grapes from the vineyard to Owen Roe Winery to observe the pressing process. Responding to workforce needs Peterson said that the students’ broad exposure to the wine industry, coupled with internships both spring and fall semester, is a perfect example of how the liberal arts can respond to the workforce needs of the growing wine economy. “Students are able to discern what piece of this industry they might want to be a part of,” he said. All five students in the inaugural class hope to capitalize on what they learned and contacts they made to build careers in the wine profession. Maria Stuart, owner of R. Stuart Winery & Co. in McMinnville, said there is great potential for Linfield to step into the arena of educating future employees for the wine industry. inside the wine industry through the year-long program. Caren Siegel ’14, left, and Kelly Carmody ’14 designed a label for a special Linfield bottling of pinot noir donated by Moe Momtazi of Maysara Winery. Carmody said the in-depth understanding she gained about the wine industry – both in Oregon and in Burgundy, France – was essential in developing the label, adding she was inspired by the classic look of the Burgundy wine label when it came to creating one for Linfield.


2014 Summer Linfield Magazine
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