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Wine Studies

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Earn your bachelor's degree

Wine studies major

Prepare for a dynamic career in the global wine and hospitality industries with a B.A. or B.S. in wine studies. With Linfield’s multidisciplinary approach, you’ll explore the history and culture of wine, study how grapes are grown and how wine is made, and learn about wine marketing strategies.

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A perfect complement to any major

Wine studies minor

Pair your wine education with a variety of majors to prepare for a variety of roles in the hospitality and wine industries.


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Master of Science in business

Wine business leadership

For passionate, ambitious professionals who want to expand, grow and develop as future leaders in the exciting global industry of wine.

Earn your master's degree
Students tasting at a French winery.

A bachelor's and master's degrees in five years

Joint graduate program

Through a unique partnership with Ecole Superieure d’Agriculture (ESA) in Angers, France, you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years. Students spend three years at Linfield University and two years at ESA, earning either a Bachelor of Arts or Science as well as an International Vintage Master.

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Earn a certificate

Our certificates in wine are ideal for small winery owners, individuals considering a career in the wine industry or winery employees preparing for advancement.

Wine management

Our wine management certificate provides fundamental building blocks for a career in the growing wine industry. 

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Wine marketing

Our wine marketing certificate program is designed to prepare you for a career in the growing field of wine marketing and promotion. 

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Meet the faculty

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Life After Linfield

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Bruce Lundquist '78
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Crushing the wine business
"...the people I came to call lifelong friends from my days as a student are a priceless reminder of how lucky I was and still am, to be a Wildcat."
Domain Serene
Brenna Patterson '12
Domain Serene
Alumni Profile: Brenna Patterson '12
"I had the privilege of working with a local winery during a class project my senior year. It was from this real-world experience that I discovered career opportunities in the wine industry."