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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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Diploma in Wine Marketing

Take your understanding of the wine marketplace and its consumers to the next level with this diploma. Then, once you’ve graduated, turn your new knowledge into results marketing and selling great wine at home and abroad.

EIT is the only institution in New Zealand offering a diploma in the essentials of wine marketing, sales and management. Wine marketing requires specialised knowledge of local, national and international marketplace trends and consumer habits. This diploma fosters such knowledge with a team of well-seasoned lecturers with a wealth of industry experience.

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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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David Moore

He has worked as a winemaker in New Zealand (Torlesse Wines in Canterbury and Ruby Bay Wines in Nelson) and France (Burgundy).  He has also lectured in wine science at Plumpton College in the UK and was managing director of Christchurch food manufacturers Old Grain Mill (2000) Ltd.  David’s interests include playwriting, theatrical directing and acting.

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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.  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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