If you already have a science-related qualification, this graduate diploma will allow you to fast track towards a future specialising in viticulture.
The part-time, distance-learning delivery means you can complete this graduate diploma while remaining in employment in the industry.
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.
At EIT, Rod teaches wine production, sensory and wine science courses. Invited to present at the American Society of Oenologists Conference in Monterey in 2011, he spoke about current research and collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute involving tannin and colour analysis of red wines.
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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