Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology

Study Discipline: Agriculture Studies
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



11 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a fascinating journey into the world of viticulture and oenology with Lincoln University’s Graduate Diploma. Immerse yourself in the rich knowledge of the wine industry, gaining insights from New Zealand’s globally respected expertise and achievements.


Forge a profound connection with New Zealand’s grape-growing and wine production industry through Lincoln University’s Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology. Our close relationship with the industry includes groundbreaking research programs that have directly contributed to establishing South Island regions as flourishing areas for cool-climate viticulture and wine-making.

During the program, you will have the unique opportunity to grow your grapes and craft your wine. Develop your wine tasting and analysis skills, comprehend New Zealand’s distinctive wine styles, and grasp innovative, sustainable wine-making practices. Delve into crucial aspects such as integrating grape growing with wine-making, site selection and development, plant material and vine management, grape processing, fermentation, and wine finishing.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited higher education institution in New Zealand.
  • Or an equivalent educational achievement or level.
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT Overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in Writing)
  • Cambridge English Overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English 50 overall score – with no communicative skill less than 42
  • NZCEL Level 4

The Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology requires 120 credits. You’ll also need to participate in a multi-day field tour. Other field trips or tours may be required associated with your chosen courses.

For more information, please visit perspective universities.

Future Career Outcomes

  • Excel as a Viticulturist, Winemaker, or Wine Analyst, contributing significantly to the wine industry’s growth.
  • Contribute to groundbreaking research as a Wine Researcher, shaping the future of viticulture and oenology.
  • Thrive as a Wine Consultant, offering valuable insights to vineyards and wineries, enhancing overall production and quality.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit New Zealand page for student visa and student life.