Short course

Grape Pruning

Learn about commercial pruning of grapevines for wine production. 


19 June 23 –
23 June 23


Otago Polytechnic
25 Bannockburn Road
Cromwell, Otago 9310,
New Zealand

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About the course 

This is a five-day course run in the Central Otago Campus vineyard. 

Classes are held from 9am-3pm each day. 

You'll learn: 

  • Pruning and training of grapevines with a focus on vine balance
  • Maintenance of pruning equipment
  • Health and safety in the vineyard.

Materials and clothing

Please wear warm clothing suitable for learning in an outdoor environment. All materials and equipment are supplied for this course.



For more information please contact or phone Central Campus on 0800 765 9276. 

We are part of Te Pūkenga

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.


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