THE AUSTRALIAN WINE INDUSTRY AND ITS WINES

AGR3AWI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide you with historical and contemporary knowledge of the Australian wine industry, with a focus on innovation, research and practice. You will develop knowledge of and skills in identifying wine types and styles, including regional specialities, and sensory perceptions related to geographical locations, wine zones and regions. Legislation and regulation pertinent to the wine industry will also be explored. Industry structures and key bodies at national, state and regional levels will be investigated along with major research and industry organisations, knowledge development strategies, research directions and funding arrangements. You will develop knowledge of selected aspects of the industry through exploration of the domestic and export markets, challenges facing the industry including regional strengths and weaknesses and ecological sustainability.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis elective will run subject to sufficient enrolments

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

James Halliday Australian wine companion

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHalliday, J

Year2020

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherHARDY GRANT BOOKS, RICHMOND, VIC.

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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The World Atlas of Wine

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJohnson, H

Year2019

Edition/Volume8th edition

PublisherMITCHELL BEAZLEY, LONDON

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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The wine atlas of Australia and New Zealand

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHalliday, J

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherHARPERCOLLINS, SYDNEY.

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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The Oxford Companion to Wine

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRobinson, J and Harding, J

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify regional Australian wine styles by their organoleptic characteristics
02. Identify the regulatory roles played by industry and government in the Australian wine industry
03. Analyse current production figures and trends in both the domestic and export markets and describe their effects on the evolution of Australian wine styles
04. Recognise and explain the main challenges facing the Australian wine industry including regional strengths and weaknesses
05. Describe and explain the principles and historical context of innovation and research in the Australian wine industry

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 31 - 43
Two 6.00 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 single days. Transportation will be provided at no cost to the students.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Six practical reports, during the semester (Total 1,800-words equivalent). 

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Exam - 1.0 hour (1,000-words equivalent). Written exam comprising multiple choice, short answer and longer questions.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Tasting test (1,000-words equivalent). 

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5