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OENOLOGY 3515WT - The Australian Wine Industry III: Rise of an Icon

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Winter School
Campus: Waite
Contact: Intensive
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: OENOLOGY 1018NW, OENOLOGY 1000NW/EX
Assessment: Sensory exam, online quiz, written assignment and final exam

The Australian wine industry is internationally renowned for the innovative approaches that have made it a leading instigator of many best-practices across the entire wine value chain, from grape growing, wine making to consumer satisfaction. This course will introduce the Australian wine industry and provide a broad understanding of the principles and practices of grape and wine production, and the sensory evaluation of wine. Students will be introduced to topics such as grapevine structure and anatomy, the annual growth cycle, vineyard management and operation, making of table, sparkling, fortified and dessert wines, sensory evaluation of wines, regional wine styles, and basic flavour chemistry of grapes and wine; emphasising aspects distinctive to the Australian wine industry. The course will comprise lectures and practical sessions, including a full day visit to a South Australian wine region. The course is aimed at students with an interest in wine but does not require in-depth scientific knowledge. This course involves teaching sessions that may be attended by both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Winter School Mon 27/06/2022 Fri 01/07/2022 Thu 14/07/2022 Wed 20/07/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95034 LE01 20 16 15 Jul - 15 Jul Friday 2pm - 5pm Charles Hawker, 205, Teaching Room
21 Jul - 21 Jul Thursday 2pm - 5pm Charles Hawker, 205, Teaching Room
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95007 PR01 20 16 6 Jul - 8 Jul Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2pm - 5pm Southern Barns Sensory, G2, Laboratory
13 Jul - 14 Jul Wednesday, Thursday 2pm - 5pm Southern Barns Sensory, G2, Laboratory
20 Jul - 20 Jul Wednesday 2pm - 5pm Southern Barns Sensory, G2, Laboratory
Related Class: Fieldwork
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95033 FL01 20 16 22 Jul - 22 Jul Friday 9am - 5pm External, External, Off Campus