The New Zealand wine industry has grown to develop unique wine styles that other countries strive to emulate, thanks to innovative and sustainable grape growing and winemaking practices. Lincoln has played an important role in fostering this revolution.
Research programmes here led directly to the establishment of South Island regions as viable areas for cool-climate viticulture and wine-making.
We now offer the largest range of university courses in grapes and wine within New Zealand, and one of only a few in the world with a cool-climate focus.
The Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology involves students in growing their own grapes, making wine and developing wine tasting skills, and other forms of wine analysis.
It reviews the importance of the integrations of grape-growing and wine-making by covering such aspects as site selection and development, plant material and vine management alongside grape processing, fermentation and wine finishing.
The Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology is a 9 month long programme comprising of 120 credits.