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.


Fantastic scholarships and awards are available for our students.

  • EIT Year 13 Degree Scholarship
  • Bragato Exchange Scholarship
  • Hawke’s Bay A & P Society Young Vintners Award
  • The Constellation Brands Scholarship
  • URLAR Wine 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.


  wine science courses + viticulture courses

EIT’s School of Viticulture and Wine Science introduces new fees-free programmes

August 17, 2020

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...

Wine leader chose EIT to upgrade viticulture skills

July 15, 2020

Wine entrepreneur Erica Crawford has just finished the last exam of her Graduate Diploma in Viticulture at EIT. Erica is the powerhouse behind Loveblock Organic Winery in Marlborough’s...

New EIT partnership expected to grow wine & viticulture research capability

June 29, 2020

Stronger collaboration between the three institutions offering wine and viticulture courses was forged this week. EIT’s School of Viticulture and Wine Science, Otago Polytechnic and the...


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.