Advanced Oenology

Subject AGRI90041 (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:

May, 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 printed learning material, online learning via the subject website and attendance at a one-week compulsory residential school.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One-week compulsory 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 prerequisites are;

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1


Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

Attend the one week residential school 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 David Hayward


Postgraduate Officer, Melbourne School of Land and Environment Email:


Jacinta Way

Subject Overview:

This subject is a specialised oenology subject that builds on the principles and practices developed in the oenology components of 208812 Winegrowing and 208813 Winegrowing Operations. It reviews the results of recent wine research and provides in-depth treatment of a range of winemaking techniques and practices. The subject examines advanced and alternative production processes including the management of fermentation, optimising the activity of yeast and bacteria, additions and fining, as well as the assessment of grape quality, waste management, laboratory analysis techniques and equipment selection. The interrelationship between these aspects of the winemaking process is examined to provide an appreciation of the impact that these diverse contributions can make. It is envisaged that the detailed study of these facets will provide the student with an authoritative knowledge of winemaking and the processes that optimise wine quality.

Objectives: Information not available

Practical book from Residential School = 20% (due one week after the residential school )

Assignment 1 = 20% (due week 7)

Assignment 2 = 20% (due week 12)

One three hour examination = 40% (conducted during examination period.)

Prescribed Texts: Rankine, B. (2004), Making Good Wine. Pan Macmillan, Sydney.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: None
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Wine Technology and Viticulture
Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture
Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science

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