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.
Andrew Yin Bao, Student
Congratulations to Andrew Yin Bao, EIT Diploma in Grapegrowing and Winemaking student who won the HB A&P Society Mercedes Benz BEST STUDENT WINE Award.
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. 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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