Otago Polytechnic

Grapevine pruning short course


Central Otago

Five days, 9.00am-3.00pm

On campus

To be confirmed for 2020

Learn all you need to know about the commercial pruning of grapevines for wine production.


This is a five day course run in the Central campus vineyard, from 9.00am-3.00pm each day.  24th-28th June, 2019.

  • Pruning and training of grape vines 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. 


You do not have to sit an assessment and will receive a Certificate of Attendance to demonstrate that you completed the course.   

For more information

Please contact Jo.Wakelin@op.ac.nz or phone Central Campus on 0800 765 9276.

To apply

Please click the apply button in the top right hand corner of this webpage to begin the application process.

For help with applications, please contact Gaynor.Sutherland@op.ac.nz


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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