Hawke’s Bay, the region around Napier, is New Zealand’s finest food and wine destination, home to fabulous award-winning wines from over 70 wineries, as well as delightful fresh fruit and vegetables.  High sunshine hours and a variety of soil types make the region ideally suited to the growing of fruit and wine. With over 80% of New Zealand’s plantings of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah grapes, Hawke’s Bay has gained a reputation in little more than 20 years for superb reds and for rich and complex Chardonnays.  
“Simply put, Hawke’s Bay produces some of the finest flavoured, complex, textural chardonnays in the new world, and the warm, low-vigour vineyards of the region produce, at their best, rich, elegant, ripe red wines based on either merlot or syrah. Nowhere else in New Zealand can do this.  These are wines that we love… it is why we are here!” Steve Smith MW, Craggy Range Winery


This two week hobby programme introduces students to local wines, to grape growing and winemaking, and to wine appreciation.  Students study English each morning.
Week 1
AM English Class English Class English Class English Class English Class Visit the local Farmers’ Market
PM Introduction to NZ wines History and development Regions Wine varieties Visit / wine-tasting at Mission Estate Winery Free time Winemaking Visit / wine-tasting at Church Road Museum/Winery Options with other international students Share weekend with homestay family
Week 2
AM English Class English Class English Class English Class English Class Share weekend with homestay family
New Horizon College of English reserves the right to change programmes where necessary. The Wine Tasting surcharge is subject to the same cancellation, withdrawal and refund policy as English tuition.  


The prices are the same as the standard General English prices with an additional Wine-Tasting surcharge. For more information, click here.    
This course is only open to students aged 18 and over.  It is suitable for all levels of English, however there is particular vocabulary relating to horticulture, viticulture, wine making and taste that students will be required to learn and be familiar with.