The University of Lincoln at Christchurch in the Canterbury area on South Island in New Zealand
was created in 1990 by secession from the University of Canterbury. However, its origins date back to 1878, when an agricultural school was established in Lincoln. The main objectives of the Center for Viticulture and Oenology are to improve quality through a better understanding of the links between the environment, viticulture and winemaking, as well as training in vineyard management, winemaking and marketing. The main focus of scientific research is the two varieties Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, taking into account the special climatic conditions in New Zealand. Similarly, the social and cultural aspects of wine production and consumption are to be explored. Various courses of viticulture and winemaking are offered. The highest level is a four-year Bachelor of Viticulture and Enology Honors degree.