Study Wine and Viticulture in New Zealand

Last Updated on August 28, 2018 by West Highlander

With the wine industry showing considerable profits year after year, there is a manifold increase in investment in the industry, thus providing a whopping scope for the aspirants in the industry.

The study of wine and Viticulture involves everything from growing grapes to understanding the various varieties, soils and the environments to actually producing the wine. Having a glorified history in wine production, New Zealand exports 90% of wine, out of its gross production, which accounted for an export revenue of NZ$ 1.66 billion in 2017. New Zealand is home to finest Oenologists, providing students with an opportunity to learn from the best.

To study wine and viticulture in New Zealand, one needs to have a flourishing interest in science, readiness to get the hands dirty and an encouraged desire to learn in a practical environment.

The study program requirements for international students –

  • Students with 10+2 qualification can opt for study in New Zealand with the diploma or bachelor’s program in wine or oenology.
  • Students having done bachelor’s degree in science already, can opt for a graduate diploma or master’s level program with specialization in oenology (wine science).

 
Best universities to study in New Zealand –

Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) – To discover the engaging world of wine, learn from the proficient instructors with advanced tools, the institute allows students to unleash their potential and achieve their goals. There is graduate diploma as well as bachelor’s program in oenology and viticulture which include appropriate courses such as wine physiology, wine chemistry, viticulture excursion, vineyard establishment, etc for best career outcomes. The program will help me understand the managerial, technical and scientific aspects of wine making.

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) – The institute, settled in the heart of the wine country, offers world-class facilities at its campus to help students gain an outstretched information and understanding of the subject. The Viticulture and Wine making program at the institute is exceptionally designed with well equipped laboratories, wine sensory room, micro-vinification unit and a research vineyard. Being the most sought after course, there are promising career opportunities on completion of this program.

Career opportunities and pathways –

After successful completion of the study program, students can opt for a career as a Vineyard Manager, Viticultural Contractor, Viticulture educator, Grower Liaison positions, Researcher, Winemaker, Winery enterprise Manager, Assistant Winemaker, Technical Advisor and much more.

About West Highlander Immigration Consultancy –

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