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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

Graduate Diploma in Oenology

If you already have a science-related qualification, this graduate diploma will allow you to fast track towards a future specialising in oenology (wine science).

The part-time, distance-learning delivery means you can complete this graduate diploma while remaining in employment in the industry.

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Featured Profile

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Dan Barker, Graduate

Building a business on the back of top-performing wines, Dan Barker appreciates the pluses of surrounding himself with a well-qualified team.

A passionate winemaker, Dan and wife Kaylea own Moana Park, a boutique winery with a reputation for its low allergen, environmentally friendly wines.

After gaining a Bachelor of Science (Computing), Dan ran restaurants in Auckland where he was always around wine.  Wanting something more hands-on, he moved to what he dubs “the fine wine capital of New Zealand” – Hawke’s Bay.

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Featured Staff

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Ken Sanderson

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.

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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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Hawke’s Bay’s viticulturist makes a hat trick of National Award

Winner of the prestigious New Zealand’s Young Viticulturist of the Year title, Paul... Read More

Aug
20

Students Share A Passion For Wine

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

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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

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5

Horticulture Studies First Rung On Career Ladder

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

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