From beginners looking for a taste of theory and experience for their first vintage, through to those with more experience and expertise wanting to move forward in their career, EIT offers a broad range of viticulture and wine science courses. Recently the School of Viticulture and Wine Science has added two more programmes to their portfolio, and they are fees-free.
The Certificate in Viticulture (Level 4) is designed for experienced workers in the viticulture industry who want to get a qualification to match their skills or just have an interest in viticulture. In this 15-month, part-time programme students will get a solid foundation of grape production, grape protection procedures, fruit crop management techniques and many more. It starts in September.
Launching in January 2021, the Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3) is an intensive hands-on one semester programme for those who want to gain introductory skills needed to start their first vintage in a cellar and progress. This includes a commercial vintage in collaboration with a Hawke’s Bay winery.