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 Grapegrowing and Winemaking

This diploma paves a pathway to a future in grapegrowing and winemaking.  It is designed to provide expertise in technical, scientific and managerial areas of these industries, so graduates can look forward to successes making great wine.

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Ben Tombs

Ben Tombs, Student

Italian and New Zealand Bragato scholarship winners Christopher Bonifacio and Ben Tombs found plenty of common ground when they recently met in Hawke’s Bay.

On a month-long tour of New Zealand’s wine regions, Christopher, like Ben, most enjoys making and tasting wine.

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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.  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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