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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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Tom Lovelock

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.

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Ken Sanderson

Wine science lecturer Ken Sanderson is programme coordinator for the Diploma in Wine Marketing and the Graduate Diploma in Business, delivering wine business management courses.

Ken’s industry experience includes making wine for Bradshaw Winery and Crossroads winery, cellarhand work for Villa Maria Wines and Montana Wines, laboratory work for Lion Breweries and working vintages for Corbans winery in Napier and in France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

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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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