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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 and 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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Featured Profile

Braden Crosby

Braden Crosby, Student

New Zealand’s Young Viticulturist of the Year Braden Crosby leads a busy life – making wine and running the vineyard for a Wairarapa wine company while studying the Bachelor of Wine Science by distance through EIT in Hawke’s Bay.

“I’ve found the distance study good,” he says. “Part of the reason I’ve taken it on is the challenge. You spend the day at work and come home and do things but they’re not mentally stimulating enough.

Featured Staff

Cryn Russell

Dr Carolyn Russell

After completing a PhD in genetic engineering and fermentation technology, she launched her career in tertiary education at the University of Ballarat, lecturing in microbiology, biotechnology and food and fermentation technology, managing and delivering short courses in brewing studies and helping develop the Distance Graduate Diploma in Malting and Brewing.

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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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Oct
7

Hawke’s Bay’s viticulturist makes a hat trick of National Award

Winner of the prestigious New Zealand’s Young Viticulturist of the Year title, Paul... Read More

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

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