Winegrowing Operations

Subject AGRI90032 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Dookie - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Flexible delivery involving online learning via the subject website and attendance at a 1-week compulsory residential school.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 week residential school - approximately 40 hours
Total Time Commitment:

Students are expected to devote 12 hours per week to this subject as well as attend a one-week compulsory residential school.


The following subjects are prerequisites;

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

Attend the one week teaching block at the Dookie campus.

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Mr Ashley Wheaton


Postgraduate Officer, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, Email:


Jacinta Way

Subject Overview:

This subject is the second of two subjects that provides students with a basic understanding of grape growing and wine making. After completing the viticulture component of the subject, students should be able to explain the climatic and site requirements for vineyard establishment and appreciate the reasons for choice of rootstock and scion for particular sites. Students should be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge associated with a number of winter and spring operations, and propose strategies for the optimisation of yield and quality of wine-grapes. The processes associated with post fermentation are addressed in both theoretical and practical situations. Evaluation of wine, wine styles and flavour characteristics are refined.


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Examination (2 hours) = 40%

Assignment 1 (Viticulture) = 20% Due week 6

Assignment 2 (Oenology) = 20% Due week 9

Practical Book from Residential Block = 20% due week 2

Prescribed Texts:

Dry, P.R . and Coombe, B.G (eds) (2004) Viticulture. Volume 1: Resources. Winetitles, Adelaide.

Coombe, B.G. and Dry, P.R. (eds) (1992) Viticulture. Volume 2: Practices. Winetitles, Adelaide.

Rankine, B. (2004), Making Good Wine. Macmillan, Sydney, NSW.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:


Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Wine Technology and Viticulture
Graduate Diploma in Wine Technology and Viticulture
Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture

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