Viticulture & Wine Making

Situated in the heart of Marlborough wine country, NMIT offers viticulture courses and wine courses at certificate and diploma level plus a pathway to the Lincoln University Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology degree, studied at NMIT's Marlborough campus. Our Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production can also be studied online and part-time for those currently employed and/or outside of the Marlborough region.

NMIT’s Primary Industries programmes have a strong focus on “hands on” careers and provide training for some of the region’s key industries. Our staff are well qualified and work closely with industry to ensure that programmes are aligned with industry needs. In addition, we have a great team of guest tutors.

Choosing the right tertiary institute is an important decision. NMIT has been providing high quality tertiary education in the Top of the South region for the past 100 years. We offer you:

  • Small class sizes and personal attention from tutors
  • A hands-on, applied approach to learning
  • Nationally recognised qualifications designed in consultation with industry
  • Excellent support services
  • A fun and vibrant campus environment.

When you study with us, you'll find our staff experienced and committed to helping you gain the qualifications you’ll need to progress in the career of your choice.

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Programmes and Courses

Viticulture & Wine Making Tutors

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Scholarships

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.

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Wine Marlborough

Open to 2nd year Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production students.
Up to 2 x $1500.

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Wither Hills

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.

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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.

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WineWorks

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).

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Fairhall Scholarship

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.

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