Located in one of the premium winemaking districts in New Zealand (if not the world), EIT offers two unrivalled degrees in viticulture and wine science.
You'll discover everything about what makes grapes grow and how wine is made. You'll learn about grape varieties, the soils and environments they're best suited to, and the science involved in turning them into one of New Zealand's most famous exports.
My research has been selected after consultation with the local wine industry. Emphasis has been given to studying the role of vineyard variability on grape composition and wine quality for the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah cultivars. Major conclusions from the research have important practical applications to the New Zealand wine industry.
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. 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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