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Certificate in New Zealand Wine

The Certificate in New Zealand Wine provides a comprehensive introduction to wine regions, grape varieties and wine styles that have made New Zealand wines famous around the world.

This introductory programme starts with key grape varieties and explores the significance of geography, climate, environment, winemaking techniques and the vision of leading winemakers to establish New Zealand’s reputation for fine wines. 

The Certificate in New Zealand Wine (Advanced) follows on from the introductory programme (above) and explores in greater detail, through a series of comparative tastings, the depth and diversity of New Zealand’s artisan, organic red and white wines along with sweet and sparkling styles of wine. The development of sound tasting skills and an understanding wine and food pairing is the goal of the Advanced programme. 

With this new knowledge, candidates will improve and enhance the customer experience in their work place and build a better understanding of this dynamic and growing sector of the New Zealand economy.

 

Overview

The Certificate in New Zealand Wine provides the foundation knowledge for people new to the study of wine. 

Certificate in New Zealand Wine (Advanced) provides a more detailed understanding of New Zealand wine with specific comparative wine tastings that focus on key regions and grape styles. 

A day trip to visit to three respected local vineyards on Waiheke Island is included in this course in the full time programme.

Graduates receive the NZQA Certificate in New Zealand Wine (micro-credential), 2 NZQA unit standards.

NZSFW Deciphering

 

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The textbook is the New Zealand Wine Guide, by Celia Hay, Director of the New Zealand School of Food and Wine. This book is included in the course fee. The book is also available for direct sale here

PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY

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The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. It is ideal for boosting the confidence of new or inexperienced front line staff in the hospitality and retail sectors for basic product knowledge and skills in the storage and service of wines. It is also a great course for those wanting to learn the main wine grape varieties, wine styles and food and wine matching basics.

You may continue with NZSFW to study for the WSET® Level 2 qualification.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Although a large number of general interest wine enthusiasts join this course it is also ideally suited for those working in or wishing to enter the hospitality beverage or wine industries.

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Qualifications Gained

  • Certificate in New Zealand Wine (NZQA Micro-Credential)
  • NZQA Unit Standards
  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

QUALIFICATIONS GAINED (Part Time)

  • Certificate New Zealand Wine (NZQA Micro-Credential)
  • NZQA Unit Standards
  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Recommended IELTS 6 or Upper intermediate level of English

FULL TIME | 10 Days

Part Time Options

Qualifications Gained

  • Certificate in New Zealand Wine (NZQA Micro-Credential)
  • NZQA Unit Standards
  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

QUALIFICATIONS GAINED (Part Time)

  • Certificate New Zealand Wine (NZQA Micro-Credential)
  • NZQA Unit Standards
  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Recommended IELTS 6 or Upper intermediate level of English
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