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Certificate In Wine


Mon 28 Nov 2016, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

This popular 10-day introductory course offers you the opportunity to learn about wine and winemaking. It focuses on the main wine varietals grown in New Zealand and the styles of wine that have built their reputations.

You will look at the European traditions that have influenced New Zealand winemaking. Subjects covered include: Principle grape varieties and characteristics, the winemaking process, sparkling wine production, viticulture, climate classifications and regional differences, wine labels, closures, faults, ageing, and the storage and service of wines. You will learn the procedure for how to taste and evaluate wines and the principles that underscore food and wine matching. A day trip to visit three respected local vineyards on Waiheke Island is included in this course. Graduates receive the NZSFW Certificate in Wine, 3 NZQA unit standards and WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

This is a full time course over 10 days starting 28 November through to 9 December 2016.

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