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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

Bachelor of Viticulture & Bachelor of Wine Science & BVit/BWSc Concurrent

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.

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Featured Profile

Andrew

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.

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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Aug
20

Students Share A Passion For Wine

Italian and New Zealand Bragato scholarship winners Christopher Bonifacio and Ben Tombs... Read More

Aug
13

Hawke’s Bay Educated Viticulturists Aiming For National Title

EIT is toasting the success of three graduates who have made the final five in the... Read More

Aug
5

Horticulture Studies First Rung On Career Ladder

Hawke’s Bay vineyards manager Adam Evans is living and working the dream. Having... Read More

Jun
25

Teamwork Underpins Winery’s Success

Building a business on the back of top-performing wines, Dan Barker appreciates the... Read More

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