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Wine Studies

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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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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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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."