Viticulture and Wine Science

EIT offers the widest range of viticulture and wine qualifications both on-campus and by distance by highly knowledgeable and experienced lecturers in New Zealand’s premium wine growing regions.

Viticulture and Wine Science Scholarships

Fantastic scholarships and awards are available for our students.

EIT Year 13 Degree Scholarship

Hawke’s Bay A & P Society Young Vintners Award

The Constellation Brands Scholarship


Discover a great career path.  At EIT Hawke’s Bay, you’ll gain experience in a world-class laboratory complex, fully equipped for all the sciences with an instrument laboratory that houses advanced chemical analytical instruments, a modern teaching and research winery, sensory laboratory, vineyard and glasshouses.  

We also have a demonstration vineyard which is sited adjacent to the winery.

General Scholarships

EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.

Viticulture and Wine Science Study Pathways

Which qualification would be right for you?

EIT offers qualifications from Level 3 through to Postgraduate in the Viticulture and Wine Science area.

Inaugural Symposium a Success

On Thursday, 28 October 2021 EIT School of Viticulture and Wine Science held the inaugural Research Symposium: Advancing Viticulture and Wine Related Research.

The one-day symposium’s aims were to build industry knowledge and help develop an agenda for future wine industry related research across NZ.

Keep an eye on this page for 2022 symposium details.

EIT wine student honours father with scholarship in his name

4 hours ago

A new scholarship for students studying for EIT’s Graduate Diploma of Oenology (Wine Science) has been established by a current student who wants to honour his father with a trophy in his...

First Year EIT student chosen as Young Vintner of the Year

7 days ago

Maddison Airey, a 23-year-old first year Bachelor of Viticulture and Wine Science (BVWSci) student from EIT, has won the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society & Craggy Range Young Vintners...

Return home sparks career change to winemaking

November 19, 2021

A move back home to Hawke’s Bay gave EIT graduate, Anna Young, the impetus she needed to make a career change and pursue her long-held dream of becoming a winemaker. Anna, who was appointed...


Our lecturers are highly trained professionals with particular areas of expertise in viticulture and wine science. We value our partnership with students, and aim to provide quality education in a supportive environment, encouraging personal growth and professional development.

Dr Rory Hill
DPhil, MA Geography (Distinction), BSc (Honours)

Dr Chandre Honeth
PhD, MSc (Viticulture), BSc (Vit&Oen)

Dr Cryn Russell
PhD, PGCertTerEd, BTech (Biotech) (Hons)

Dr Victor Ye
PhD, MSc, BSc, NZCertAdTT

Tim Creagh
BAppSc (Viticulture), DipWineSc, DipMarketing

Briar Davies
BSc (Microbiology & Genetics), NZCertAdTT

Sian Forlong-Ford
BSc (Hons), DipTchg (Tertiary)

Rachel Garnham

Elise Montgomery
GDipOen, BHortSc

David Moore
MSc, GDipWine, BSc (Hons), NZCertAdTT

Jane Qin
MHortSc (Vit&Oen), BAgriSc, NZCertAdTT

Steve Simpson


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