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

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EIT lecturers teaching in China, “Campus is like a city”

March 21, 2019

EIT’s Wine & Viticulture lecturers Tim Creagh and Elise Montgomery are currently teaching in China at the University of Jinan, one of EIT’s partner institutions. Tim tells us about the...

EIT’s School of Viticulture & Wine kicks into higher gear

February 12, 2019

Shaun La Franco had always been passionate about wine. Having gained a Graduate Diploma in Oenology at EIT, he then worked in different wineries throughout New Zealand and in France. Four...

EIT geared to help East Coast skills shortage

January 7, 2019

There will be over 2800 new jobs created each year for the next four years on the East Coast, and EIT graduates will be well placed to fill them.

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