WIN2203 Viticultural Practice 1
|Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Sciences|
|School or Department :||Biological & Physical Sciences|
|Version produced :||21 July 2014|
Examiner: Ursula Kennedy
Moderator: Robert Learmonth
This is the third of a series of practical courses for the Bachelor of Technology (Wine). It provides practical introduction to determining optimal time for harvest through yield estimation, vineyard assessment grape berry chemical testing and Berry Sensory Assessment (BSA), and late season vineyard management. It is designed to impart industrially relevant skills in wine analysis in a real vineyard setting, coupled with students gaining wine industry experience. Specific practical activities and skills development are targeted according to what is occurring in industry at that stage of the growing season in which the residential school occurs, in this case the harvest and late season vineyard management period (March). Emphasis is given to developing competence in practical vineyard management skills.
This course mainly comprises a compulsory, intensive 5 day residential school, based at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, and provides a practical introduction to determination of harvest date and vineyard management during the harvest season through activities in the Queensland College of Wine Tourism vineyard facilities, and field trips to local commercial vineyards. The activities to be undertaken include determining optimal time for harvest through grape berry chemical testing and Berry Sensory Assessment (BSA), and late season vineyard management. In addition students will be guided through appropriate preparatory activities prior to the residential school and follow-up activities will include completion of a report on activities and outcomes. The practical experience in this course is set in context of relevant viticultural activities, and relates to elements of the theoretical courses WIN1101 (Grape and Wine Production) and WIN2205 (Viticultural Principles).
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- conduct vineyard yield determination and vine canopy assessment (Assignment 1, Residential School Report);
- demonstrate an awareness of the rationale of determining optimal timing of grape harvest, and harvest-season vineyard management (Residential School Report);
- demonstrate an understanding of the equipment and analyses applied for determining optimal timing of grape harvest, and harvest-season vineyard management (Practical Competence Test, Residential School Report);
- demonstrate competence in the methods of determining timing of grape harvest, and harvest-season vineyard management (Practical Competence Test).
|1.||Vineyard yield estimation and assessment of vine balance and health||10.00|
|2.||The rationale behind determining optimal timing of grape harvest, and harvest-season vineyard management||10.00|
|3.||Methodology of assessment of fruit suitability for harvest and harvest-season vineyard management||20.00|
|4.||Practical assessment of grape suitability for harvest, and harvest-season vineyard management||60.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=01&subject1=WIN2203)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
Coombe, BG & Dry, PR 2005, Viticulture, 2nd edn, Winetitles, Adelaide.
(Volume 1: Resources ISBN 09756850 07(vi).)
Coombe, BG & Dry, PR 2005, Viticulture, 2nd edn, Winetitles, Adelaide.
(Volume 2: Practices ISBN 1 875130 01 2 (v2) - reprinted 2004.)
Kennedy, UJ & Learmonth, RP 2013, WIN2203 Viticultural Practice 1 Course Manual, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.
Gladstones, J 2002, Viticulture and Environment, Winetitles, Adelaide.
Mullins, MG, Bouquet, A & Williams, LE 1992, Biology of the grapevine, Cambridge University Press, London.
Smart, R & Robin, M 2006, Sunlight into Wine: A Handbook for Winegrape Canopy Management, Winetitles, Adelaide.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT1||20||20||04 Mar 2013|
|PRACTICAL COMPETENCE TEST||50||50||04 Mar 2013||(see note 1)|
|RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL REPORT||30||30||13 May 2013||(see note 2)|
- Practical Competence Testing is integrated with activities during the Residential School; individual procedures will be verified once mastery is demonstrated.
- The Compulsory Residential School will be scheduled over 5 days 4-8 March 2013 at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe.
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. To maximise their chances of satisfying the objectives of the compulsory Residential School which delivers the practical component of the course, students should attend and actively participate in the industry experience and laboratory sessions in the course and maintain a satisfactory record of practical work.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To complete each of the assessment items satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available for each assessment item. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course).
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without prior approval then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment will apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
As there is no examination for this course there will be no Deferred/Supplementary examination.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
In order to attend laboratory classes, students must provide and wear appropriate personal protective equipment. This shall include a laboratory coat, closed in shoes, and safety glasses. Such equipment must be approved by supervising staff. To attend classes and industry experience in vineyards and wineries, suitable attire will include comfortable, robust footwear, safety glasses, clothing appropriate to the season of activities, and for outdoor activities appropriate sun protection (clothing, sun block, hat etc.). Failure to provide and wear the appropriate safety equipment will result in students being excluded from classes and activities.
The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. If requested by the Examiner, students will be required to provide a copy of the assignments submitted for assessment purposes. Such copies should be despatched to USQ within 24 hours of receipt of a request being received. The examiner of a course may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing