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This programme is scheduled over 19 weeks including classroom study, practical work and winery internship.
2023: $498 plus $120 Student Services Levy
A Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.
View course details for individual fees.
Learn how to support the winemaker and become an integral part of the day-to day operation of a winery.
This programme is an intensive programme on the basics of winemaking and finishing procedures during a winery harvest, and when working in a cellar team.
The first six weeks will give you an introduction to the wine industry, the basics of winemaking and practice the tasks required to work successfully in a cellar vintage crew.
The practical days out in cellar operations increase through the programme before offering the opportunity of a paid practical vintage placement for 7-8 weeks while classes are paused to allow for uninterrupted support to wineries.
Post-vintage the last course, Wine Management Post-Fermentation, will be taught in part-time classes.
If you are keen to see if you want to have a career in the wine industry, this is the perfect programme for you. It gives you a pathway into winery work if you have no current experience.
This programme can also lead to further study on the Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking.
I am Ngarita Warden and I teach two winemaking programmes at the NMIT Marlborough campus in the wine science departments.
I teach wine science on the Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking programme and also teach Cellar Operations, the level three introduction to winemaking programme.