Study includes both on and off-job compnents, through block courses, EIT tutorials and on-job assessments, giving a well-rounded understanding of the skills required for the viticulture industry.
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.
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.
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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