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.
Tom Lovelock, Bachelor of Viticulture & Bachelor of Wine Science & BVit/BWSc Concurrent Student
I want to gain an in- depth understanding of winegrowing and the science behind it. Hawkes Bay produces some of the country’s best wine. The practical focus at EIT attracted me to study there.
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.
Fantastic scholarships and awards are available for our students.
Bragato Exchange Scholarship
Hawkes Bay A & P Society Young Vintners Award
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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