Wine Science Programme

Study options in Wine Science

Students working the lab

The Wine Science Programme highlights the multiple dimensions and applications of Wine Science. It offers courses that examine the science of grape production and winemaking and analytical techniques in winemaking.

Students also have the opportunity to learn about the organisation and operation of wine businesses and the industry as a whole. Lecturers and researchers already working in wine-related fields are involved in teaching courses alongside Wine Science staff and leading New Zealand winemakers.

The programme also has strong links with leading international programmes of wine science research, such as the Australian Wine Research Institute at Adelaide, and the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, USA.

Students can study Wine Science as a subject in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) or the Master of Science (MSc) degree programme. Students can also choose to conduct research in Wine Science as part of a PhD.

Find out more about our programmes in our Wine Science Handbook (under Chemical Sciences).


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    A PhD will provide you with the opportunity to make an original research contribution in the field of study of your choosing.

  • Wine Science courses

    The School of Chemical Sciences offers one undergraduate and nine postgraduate courses in Wine Science.