Viticulture & Wine Making
World class wines, location and training
We have been providing viticulture and wine education for over two decades. Based in the Marlborough region, your training takes place in the largest winegrowing area of New Zealand. With an international reputation for quality and flavour, this region is home to 168 wine producers who between them are responsible for 77% of the country’s wine production.
When you choose to study viticulture at NMIT, you gain access to our world class training facilities which include our own vineyard, a modern purpose built winery, a state-of-the-art laboratory and a new sensory room.
Our training is delivered alongside industry at the Marlborough Research Centre. This collaboration offers you access to the latest in viticulture research.
The Diploma of Viticulture & Wine Production provides one vintage of practical industry experience. The Bachelor of Viticulture & Winemaking is a full scientific exploration that along with electives can help guide you into your preferred career path (operations, research or business). You will grow your own grapes, make your own wine and gain practical wine analysis and sensory skills.
Study whilst you work by taking the flexible learning approach with a blend of online, work based and on campus learning. Part-time study is also available.
Programmes and Courses
Constellation Wine - Viticulture
This scholarship is designed to assist students, who are enrolled in Year One of the NMIT Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production, with course fees and to generate and provide an opportunity through Constellation Brands for recipients who wish to consider a career in business in the wine industry.
Open to 2nd year Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production students.
Up to 2 x $1500.
Open to 2nd year Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production students who intend to carry on to study the Lincoln University Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology. Up to $4,000, plus $1000 per year, for two years, for attending the annual Bragato conference, paid work experience during semester breaks and summer holidays, plus the option of full time employment on completion of study.
Up to $4000 towards study, and $1,000 per year to attend the annual Bragato industry conference.
Constellation Wine - Business
This scholarship is designed to assist students, who are enrolled on Year Two of the NMIT Diploma in Business Level 5 or Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing or Management, with course fees and to generate and provide an opportunity through Constellation Brands for recipients who wish to consider a career in business in the wine industry.
The objectives of the WineWorks Scholarship is to support people to further their studies in the Hawkes Bay and Nelson/Marlborough regions, to contribute to the competitiveness of the New Zealand wine industry and assist in the development of technical expertise and to promote awareness of career opportunities in the ‘industrial end’ of the wine industry (encompassing bottling, labeling, storage and distribution).
Two scholarships will be awarded to assist local students from the Marlborough region who might not otherwise be able to afford a tertiary education and/or industry based courses as these relate to the rural sector. The award will be for $7,500 each paid out over three years at $2,500 per anum, subject to submitting details of satisfactory academic achievement and future study intention.