The University of Lincoln at Christchurch in the Canterbury region of South Island in New Zealand
was created in 1990 by being split off from Canterbury University. However, its origins go back to 1878, when an agricultural school was founded in Lincoln. The main goals of the "Center for Viticulture and Oenology" are quality improvement through a better understanding of the connections between environment, viticulture and winemaking, as well as a corresponding training in vineyard management, winemaking and marketing. Taking into account the special climatic conditions in New Zealand, the scientific focus is in particular on the two varieties Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. The social and cultural aspects of wine production and consumption are also to be researched. Various courses in viticulture and winemaking are offered. The highest level is a four-year course for the Bachelor of Viticulture and Enology Honors.