Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students of this subject will develop knowledge and skills through a practical study of winemaking including the exploration of traditional techniques and emerging international practices. Areas covered will include specialised wines, vintage planning, bottling and packaging. Students will also develop knowledge of quality assurance systems in wine production including HACCP, vintage planning, cellar preparation and vintage operations for red and white wine production. The processes of primary and secondary fermentation, maturation and ageing and stabilisation will be explored as will the operation of winery equipment associated with grape processing relevant to these operations.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AGR1WIN and Admission into SBATE


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMaking good winePrescribedRankine, B 2009PAN MCMILLAN, SYDNEY.
ReadingsChemical analysis of grapes and wine techniques and conceptsRecommendedIland, P, Bruer, N, Edwards, G, Caloghiris, S & Wilkes, E 20132ND EDN, PATRICK ILAND WINE PROMOTIONS, ADELAIDE.
ReadingsMonitoring and winemaking process from grapes to wine: Techniques and conceptsRecommendedIland, P, Bruer, N, Ewart, A, Markides, A & Sitters, J 20122ND EDN, PATRICK ILAND WINE PROMOTIONS, ADELAIDE.
ReadingsPrinciples and practices of winemakingRecommendedBoulton, R, Singleton, V, Bisson, L & Kunkee, R 2010SPRINGER, LONDON
ReadingsThe Chemistry and Biology of WinemakingRecommendedHornsey, I, 2007THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, UK.
ReadingsUnderstanding Wine Technology (3rd Ed) A Book for the Non-Scientist That Explains the Science of WinemakingRecommendedBird, D 2010WINE APPRECIATION GUILD, USA.
ReadingsWine science: principles, practice, perceptionRecommendedJackson, R 20082ND EDN, ACADEMIC PRESS, LONDON.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Practical workbook (weekly)35
Tutorial questions (5 during semester)30
Wine production and presentation35