Wine Science

The Wine Science programme teaches the science and processes of wine production.

Subject overview

New Zealand has an excellent reputation for winemaking. If you want to be a part of this exciting industry, postgraduate study in Wine Science will give you an understanding of the science of winemaking (oenology) and help prepare you for a career in this field.

You’ll be based at the beautiful Goldwater Wine Science Centre on Waiheke Island, a 40-minute ferry trip from Auckland city, and you’ll get hands-on experience in our winemaking facilities and in the vineyard, alongside opportunities to work with professional winemakers.

Where can Wine Science take you?

Wine Science prepares students to work within the wine industry, either as a winemaker or in another role. With training in Wine Science you are qualified to work in New Zealand or overseas, and it’s also a great preparatory programme for other jobs in the food and beverage industry.

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