Our Viticulture and Winemaking programmes are based in Marlborough, New Zealand's largest viticulture and wine production region.
Best place to study
The Marlborough region has over 100 wineries, more than 550 independent growers and 77% of New Zealand's total wine production. NMIT has been delivering viticulture and winemaking programmes since 1991.
You will gain an in-depth, professional degree covering both growing grapes (viticulture) and winemaking. It includes a six-week practical vintage, vineyard experience and a final year research project.
One of the strengths of this qualification is the range of tutors and points of view you will receive. All staff are either currently, or have in the past, worked in industry. Tutors include Glenn Kirkwood, Ann Baker, Claudia Small, Dion Mundy, Nadine Worley, Ngarita Warden, Dr. Stewart Field, Dr. Tanya Rutan, Alejandra Ruiz and Catherine Harris.
Mix with industry and researchers
You will be taught by well qualified, industry experienced staff and Plant and Food Research scientists. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the industry because the programme was developed in consultation with key industry players including Pernod Ricard, Indevin, Wither Hills, WaterForce, Wine Marlborough and Plant and Food Research.
The right programme for you
The Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking is suitable for you whether you are a high school graduate, you are wishing to change careers, or you are currently working in the wine industry and want to gain a qualification while in your existing employment.
You can study full, part time or online. If you want to study online, you must be working in industry and need to complete residential schools in Marlborough for 5 courses (4-5 days each) over the degree.
Online students communicate with tutors via moodle, SKYPE and online forums.
The first two years of the programme (Levels 5 and 6) are the compulsory courses. In your last year at level 7 you will have an opportunity to choose electives.