WINEMAKING 1

AGR1WIN

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop knowledge and skills relevant to production of wine from the grape to preparation for bottling. Students will also gain knowledge of major wine types and styles: red, white, dessert and fortified, and will develop an understanding of, and gain experience in, the relevant technical aspects of red and white wine production including destemming, crushing, fermentation, pressing, and juice clarification  techniques. Malolactic fermentation, maturation regimes, racking, fining and filtration options for both red and white wines will also be explored. Workplace safety in wineries will be discussed.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE or seek Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMaking good winePrescribedRankine, B 2009PAN MCMILLAN, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
ReadingsChemical analysis of grapesRecommendedIland, 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 et al. 2010SPRINGER, LONDON
ReadingsThe art and science or wineRecommendedHalliday, J & Johnson, H 2006HARDIE GRANT, MELBOURNE
ReadingsThe chemistry and biology of winemakingRecommendedHornsey, I 2007THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, UK
ReadingsUnderstanding Wine TechnologyRecommendedBird, D 20103RD EDN, WINE APPRECIATION GUILD, USA
ReadingsWine Science: principles, practice, perceptionRecommendedJackson, R 20082ND EDN, ACADEMIC PRESS, LONDON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain and apply the key practical aspects of making wine

Activities:
In workshops and practical sessions in the winery, students will explore and discuss the key aspects of making wine.

02. Describe the fundamental decision-making processes in producing various red and white wine styles

Activities:
In workshops and practical sessions in the winery, students will explore and discuss the fundamental decision-making processes of making red and white table wines.

03. Communicate and present concepts of winemaking clearly to a professional audience using appropriate terminology

Activities:
Students will research and present concepts of winemaking to their peers and professional winery personnel in small groups.

04. Investigate and evaluate the decision making processes that lead to the production of various types of wine

Activities:
In workshops and practical sessions in the winery, students will research, explore and discuss the fundamental decision-making processes of making various types of wine.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment (1300 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Examination (1.5 hours, 1500 words equivalent)40 01, 02
Practical work and workbook (1300 words equivalent)30 01, 02