Viticulture & 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.

Scholarships

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
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EIT will resume Wine and Viticulture Programme in Gisborne

study wine scienceA viticulture and winemaking programme is set to resume at EIT Tairāwhiti next year, thanks to collaboration between the institute and the wine industry.

Members of the industry were disappointed when the programme was axed last year due to a lack of enrolments.

New Certificate in Winemaking for Gisborne

study viticultureIf you want a hands-on role in a winery or vineyard then this certificate is the perfect place to start. You will gain a sound base of theory alongside valuable practical skills, setting you on a path to growing grapes and creating fine wine.

In Tairāwhiti, Gisborne, you will experience winemaking and grapegrowing with a focus on sustainable and organic production. There is never been a better time or place to discover the intriguing world of wine.

Facilities

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.

Partners

wine science courses + viticulture courses  wine science courses + viticulture courses

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