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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 – Tairāwhiti, Gisborne

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.

With this Tairāwhiti certificate you’ll experience winemaking throughout an entire vintage in the on-campus commercial winery. And, in the vineyard operations component of this programme, you’ll assist with the management of both the on-campus and commercial vineyards.

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Featured Profile

Jen_Bound

Jennifer Bound, Graduate

Winemaker at Okahu Estate.

Featured Staff

Petra King

Dr Petra King

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.

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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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