Diploma in Grapegrowing and Winemaking

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time

Length

2 years full time on-campus or equivalent part-time and distance study (online)

Level

Level 5

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Intro

The Diploma in Grapegrowing and Winemaking paves a pathway to a future in grapegrowing and winemaking. It is designed to provide expertise in technical, scientific and managerial areas of these industries, so graduates can look forward to growing grapes and making great wine.

You will gain a well-rounded grapegrowing and winemaking knowledge-base, complemented by a range of practical skills.

You will cover the applied fundamentals of chemistry, engineering physics, botany and microbiology along with the essentials of grape and wine production.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

The Diploma in Grapegrowing and Winemaking will sow the seeds for your future getting amongst the vines and working the cellar.  You’ll graduate ready to take advantage of opportunities in the winemaking and viticulture industries at a technical, scientific or management level.

Future roles may include:

  • Assistant winemaker
  • Vineyard manager
  • Grower liaison
  • Wine educator
  • Research and development

Dates

There are two entry points per year:

  • February
  • July

Study Pathways

This diploma programme will provide you with a foundation for ongoing learning.  You’ll be able to further your study with the Bachelor of Wine Science or Bachelor of Viticulture, the concurrent degree combining both.

 

Entry

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Outline

You will gain a well-rounded grapegrowing and winemaking knowledge-base complemented by a range of practical skills.

In one year you will cover the fundamentals of chemistry, botany, engineering physics and microbiology along with the essentials of grape and wine production.

In year two you will go into more depth in the science of grapegrowing and winemaking before honing in on more advanced facets of the wine experience.  You will also apply your knowledge to work in the industry within a work experience course.

With one of New Zealand’s largest wine regions right at your doorstep, the Hawke’s Bay industry provides many opportunities for you to take part in field trips and practical experience in vineyards and wineries.

The subject areas you will study include:

  • Grape and wine production
  • Viticultural science
  • Wine science
  • Wine analysis
  • Wine production
  • Plant physiology
  • Wine Science excursion
  • Microbiology
  • Botany
  • Statistics
  • Engineering physics
  • Chemistry
  • Sensory science
  • Introduction to wine business

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options.  You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay campus, or simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348.  And, you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.