WINE 101

Introduction to the Winegrowing Industry

Course overview

You’ll get to know the ins and outs of the grape and wine industry, with particular focus on production, marketing and tourism here in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Course information

Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 15
Domestic fees $1,084.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. List and describe factors important to the production of quality grapes and wine.
  2. Describe the basic processes of grape growing and wine making.
  3. Recognise the differences between major grape varieties and wine styles.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of wine marketing and behaviour of wine consumers.
  5. Explain the role that tourism plays in the wine industry.
  6. Be able to cite and summarise references in a correct and useful way.

Course examiners

Olaf Schelezki

Olaf Schelezki


Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences