Melbourne Polytechnic owns extensive vineyards around Victoria, providing our Viticulture and Winemaking students with a real-world classroom. Our vineyards include an 8ha vineyard in the Northern Lodge Training Centre at Eden Park and a 28ha at our Ararat Training Centre. We also manage the Growling Frog Golf Course vineyard in Yan Yean.
In these exquisite training environments, students have the opportunity to develop practical skills in a commercial vineyard, for both red and white grapes. Many of the grapes produced on our vineyards go on to become wines served in Melbourne Polytechnic’s student restaurants.