NCEA L2 Wine Cellar Operations

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Kane

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning is required but an interest in Wine Production would be beneficial.

NZ School of Winegrowing Wine Cellar Operations is a full-year course. Students are expected to go to NMIT one day per week on a Trades course in which, over a 2 year period they will work towards a Level 3 Certificate in Cellar Operations. Students will also be expected to participate in a Vintage. 

During their classes at school, students will design a product around wine and wine production. The student will need to follow the design process in developing an outcome, through refinement and feedback on a product they have chosen. Students will also learn about Tourism in New Zealand and how it relates to the Wine Industry. 

Course Overview

Semester A
Students will attend NMIT one day per week as part of the Trades Academy. They will look at Fruit Production in New Zealand as well as Tourism in New Zealand and the wine industry. Once grapes ripen, students will pick and produce an outcome using the grapes which they have harvested. They then have to package their outcome.

Semester B
Students will continue to work on their grape product and designing a suitable packaging outcome. They will also learn about personal finances and how decisions can affect financial outcomes.

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 2, Science - PÅ«taiao


NCEA L3 Wine Cellar Operations

This is a full year course.

Career Pathways

Brewer, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Food and Beverage Factory Worker, Winemaker, Viticulturist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will require a 1B5 book.