Viticulture & Wine Making

World class wines, location and training

There’s no better place to study viticulture and winemaking than in Marlborough, the heart of wine country.

The Marlborough region is the country’s largest winegrowing area and is at the forefront of New Zealand’s wine industry growth, producing 77 percent of the country’s wine, with over 168 wine producers and more than 568 independent growers.

The region has acquired an international reputation for the quality and flavours of its wines, based on the district’s unique cool climate viticulture characteristics. If you choose to study on campus you will have close links with local wine and viticulture industries through work placements, and on-the-job experience at local wineries and vineyards.

You may also find part-time employment while studying in the wine industry. You’ll also go out on field trips to see and experience all aspects and stages of wine production. Winemakers, viticulturists and industry specialists also come in as guest speakers. You’ll have the chance to grow your own grapes, make your own wine, practice wine analysis and develop wine sensory analysis skills. 

Viticulture and wine facilities at NMIT’s Marlborough campus are world-class and include two laboratories, a technology transfer theatre, wine sensory room for conducting specialised tastings, micro-vinification unit and a research vineyard.

The NMIT winery and laboratories are situated within the Marlborough Wine Research Centre, established with support from local and national wine and viticulture industries. The centre is a collaboration between NMIT, universities, Plant and Food Research, the Marlborough District Council and the owner, the Marlborough Research Centre Trust. NMIT students are fortunate to rub shoulders with scientists conducting cutting edge research in the area of viticulture and wine and some of the researchers lecture part time.

 

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.

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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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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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