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Wine and Viticulture

Study on-campus or by distance with the Centre of  Viticulture and Wine at EIT, which is situated in New Zealand’s premium wine regions.  Select from the widest range of winemaking and grapegrowing programmes offered in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.

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Featured Programme

Certificate in Grapegrowing & Winemaking

If you want a hands-on role in a vineyard or winery then this certificate is the perfect place to start. You’ll gain a sound base of theory alongside valuable practical skills, setting you on a path to tending the vines and working in the cellar.

This Hawke’s Bay programme will be delivered in the on-campus teaching and research winery and vineyard. You’ll make wine and participate in practical vineyard operations on-campus as well as in a variety of commercial vineyards and wineries throughout the region.

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Angela Beattie, Graduate Diploma in Oenology

Graduating as an EIT valedictorian is going to make Thursday (20 March) a doubly special day for fledgling winemaker Angela Beattie.

“I was surprised and honoured to be asked,” the 26-year-old says of representing fellow graduates at the traditional ceremony being staged this year at Napier’s Municipal Theatre.

Angela, who will be capped with a Graduate Diploma in Oenology and a Graduate Diploma in Viticulture, left Marlborough Girls’ High School not really knowing what direction she wanted to take.  She still felt unsure after completing a Bachelor of Science (Geography).

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Ken Sanderson

Wine science lecturer Ken Sanderson is programme coordinator for the Diploma in Wine Marketing and the Graduate Diploma in Business, delivering wine business management courses.

Ken’s industry experience includes making wine for Bradshaw Winery and Crossroads winery, cellarhand work for Villa Maria Wines and Montana Wines, laboratory work for Lion Breweries and working vintages for Corbans winery in Napier and in France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

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Scholarships

Fantastic scholarships and awards are available for our students.

Bragato Exchange Scholarship
Hawkes Bay A & P Society Young Vintners Award
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Facilities 

The general laboratories, which cater for up to 60 students at any one time, are fully equipped for all sciences including wine science.  Adacent to these is the specialise wine sensory laboratory and an instrument laboratory that is equipped for advanced chemical analyses.

We also have a demonstration vineyard which is sited adjacent to the winery.

This promotion video clip from Villa Maria features EIT Nick Picone and Ollie Powrie, senior winemaker and viticulturist respectively for Villa Maria and EIT graduates!

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Aug
20

Students Share A Passion For Wine

Italian and New Zealand Bragato scholarship winners Christopher Bonifacio and Ben Tombs... Read More

Aug
13

Hawke’s Bay Educated Viticulturists Aiming For National Title

EIT is toasting the success of three graduates who have made the final five in the... Read More

Aug
5

Horticulture Studies First Rung On Career Ladder

Hawke’s Bay vineyards manager Adam Evans is living and working the dream. Having... Read More

Jun
25

Teamwork Underpins Winery’s Success

Building a business on the back of top-performing wines, Dan Barker appreciates the... Read More

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