Master of Wine and Viticulture

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 20 Feb 2023

  • Qualification

    Taught Master's

  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus or Online

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.

This 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. You'll also have to choice to complete either all four COMM courses or two plus WINE 698. 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 WINE 697-698 with a 40-credit dissertation WINE 660.

Online students

As SCIE601 is a delivered on campus, online students are required to substitute WINE604 in place of SCIE601.

Find out more about studying online


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Olaf Schelezki

Olaf Schelezki


[email protected]

Key information for students

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