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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Diploma in Grapegrowing and Winemaking

This diploma paves a pathway to a future in grapegrowing and winemaking.  It is designed to provide expertise in technical, scientific and managerial areas of these industries, so graduates can look forward to successes making great wine.

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Andrew Yin Bao, Student

Congratulations to Andrew Yin Bao, EIT Diploma in Grapegrowing and Winemaking student who won the HB A&P Society Mercedes Benz BEST STUDENT WINE Award.

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Malcolm Reeves

I have a multidisciplinary background and role because of the nature of my qualifications and experience in university teaching, as winery and vineyard owner/operator and as international consultant to the beverage industries. This is reflected in my position as Research Leader in the School of Viticulture and Wine Science, a role that requires me to understand and have input into both wine and grape based research.  Consequently I contribute to research projects that are related to chemistry, microbiology, engineering, product safety, sensory aspects of wine and product quality.

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Fantastic scholarships and awards are available for our students.

Bragato Exchange Scholarship
Hawkes Bay A & P Society Young Vintners Award
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The general laboratories, which cater for up to 60 students at any one time, are fully equipped for all sciences including wine science.  Adjacent 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 video clip features Yvonne Lorkin, from the Thirsty Work TV series who spends a day at EIT with our winemaking students and lecturers.

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