Wine Industry of New Zealand
Wine Industry of New Zealand

March 16 – 29, 2014

Join the Purdue Wine Grape Team and fellow wine industry professionals this spring for a once-in-a-lifetime Extension adventure in the southern hemisphere.

Our group will travel to New Zealand for two weeks during harvest time between March 14 and 29, 2014. Arriving on the North Island on March 16th, we will explore Auckland and Waiheke, New Zealand’s island of wine, the Waitomo glowworm caves and Lake Taupo. Continuing on to the Port of Napier and Hawke’s Bay, we will visit wineries and vineyards along the way before reaching the capital Wellington. From there, a ferry boat will sail us the South Island, where we are taken to the infamous wine regions of Marlborough and Nelson, and the Abel Tasman National Park. On our way to Christchurch, we may watch whales and other mammals in coastal Kaikoura. Next, we will make a stop at Lincoln University in Canterbury, followed by a Waipara Valley winery tour. The spectacular scenery and the hot springs near Lake Tekapo will warm us up for Queenstown in Central Otago where cool climate Pinot Noir and an opportunity to go bungee jumping, canyoneering, jet boating, or river surfing will conclude our adventure.
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The cost of the program is $5,000 for double occupancy. A $1,000 deposit is due to hold your spot. The balance of the fees is due December 1, 2013.

Included in the fee: all transportation within New Zealand (bus, ferry, plane); dedicated driver and tour guide; all lodging in double occupancy rooms, breakfasts; several group lunches and dinners; wine tastings; admissions to major visitation sites.

Not included: airfare from the US to Auckland, New Zealand (approximately $2,000); special experiences (bungee-jumping, sky diving, etc.); gratuities for drivers and guides.

Refund Policy:

Once the course has reached the enrollment limit of 18 participants, a waiting list will be maintained. Although fees are generally non-refundable after January 15, a refund MAY be issued IF a replacement from the waiting list is available to take your spot.

A non-refundable $1,000 per person deposit is required to complete your registration.

Online payments are accepted by MasterCard, Visa, Discovery or American Express, select the register button and continue thru the screens until the final submit button. You will receive a confirmation of enrollment for your payment at the end of your submission.

If you prefer to mail your deposit into our office, please make your check payable to Purdue University and mail to

Purdue Extended Campus
Attn: Shannon Harvey
128 Memorial Mall, Room G59
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2034.

If you have questions about the program, please contact

Christian Butzke

Bruce Bordelon

If you have problems with registration, please contact Shannon Harvey at .
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