The Oregon wine industry has grown exponentially in the past 20 years and is in need of employees who can contribute valuable expertise to enhance the growth and more importantly, the profitability of wineries that are struggling to compete in a highly competitive, global marketplace. To combat this, Linfield College has created a new Wine [...]
Every Tuesday and Thursday from Jun. 13 through Aug. 3, Linfield College will offer the Wine Industry Immersion Program. Each session will be taught by a diverse set of seasoned industry professionals, and will encompass the wine production process from vineyard to table. This program is a comprehensive, deep immersion into the wine industry with focus in the following [...]
Linfield College Wine Lecture Series: The Current State of International Wine Marketing with Alex Gambal
After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in 1979, Alex Gambal quickly began a career in real estate in Washington D.C. With a passion for Burgundy, he left the world of real estate to explore the Côte D’Or. During his exploration, he attended viticulture school in Beaune and in 1997 founded Maison Alex Gambal, an estate-based, biodynamic producer in Burgundy. Following the [...]
Early registration rate ends Feb. 10 Join Chris Cook and Robert Trottmann for a workshop on Mar. 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Ashland Hills Hotel. This workshop will focus on how to create loyal customers using a combination of branding, marketing and sales approaches. Walk away with actionable steps on how to create a strategic marketing plan that will [...]
To help you better understand labor laws and how to comply, please join the Oregon Winegrowers Association for a forum with representatives of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Jan. 31 at Linfield College in McMinnville. Representatives will be on hand to provide information on [...]
A variety of non-credit viticulture and business workshops are available through the Chemeketa Wine Studies program. Topics include vineyard pruning and pesticide management, winery social media and winery business plans. For more information, or to register, check out the class schedule on the Chemeketa Wine Studies Program website.