Master of Wine and Viticulture

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 17 Feb 2025

  • Qualification

    Taught Master's

  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location


Lincoln University’s viticulture and oenology programmes have been instrumental in expanding the New Zealand wine industry’s success and respect globally. You’ll build on your existing knowledge, adding hands-on practical management skills and experience that will prepare you for a range of senior roles in the wine sector.

Study for free

If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to study this programme for free. Part time study options may be available. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more here

About this programme

This online programme covers both grape growing and winemaking, alongside key business understanding and knowledge.

Supplementing your Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, you’ll cultivate your ability to add value and make a significant contribution to wine and wine-related businesses in New Zealand or internationally.

You may be able to complete the degree in 12 months, depending on when you start. 

How you’ll grow

  • Build a base of advanced knowledge in viticulture, oenology, microbiology and sensory science.
  • Add an in-depth understanding of marketing, accounting, finance and business management.
  • Nurture your industry knowledge, networks and partnerships. 

Career opportunities 

The advanced knowledge and skills delivered by this programme positions you strongly for roles in the modern wine industry, including management and supervisory positions in vineyards and wine production businesses.

Programme information

Programme Structure

You’ll complete nine postgraduate courses over 12 months.

You'll complete six compulsory courses, as well as one chosen from the list below. A course advisor can assist you to select your courses and plan your degree.

Students who have demonstrated sufficient academic ability may be permitted to substitute two COMM papers and WINE698 with a 40-credit dissertation WINE 660.

  • a typical full-time programme structure looks like:

Semester 1: WINE601, WINE602, MICR604

Semester 2: WINE604, FOOD607 and one from the list (either BICH634, MKTG608 or MKTG681)

Summer Semester: COMM601-604 and WINE698.


Find out more about studying online

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses


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Programme contacts

Olaf Schelezki

Olaf Schelezki


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