|Short Description:||Viticultural & Winemaking Prac|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||019905 - Food Science and Biotechnology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
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 harvest-season viticulture and winemaking through activities in the Queensland College of Wine Tourism vineyard, winery and laboratory facilities and field trips to local commercial operations. The activities to be undertaken include determining optimal time for harvest through yield estimation, vineyard assessment and grape berry compositional testing, late season vineyard management, chemical and sensory analysis of wine, grape harvesting, processing (crushing, pressing, stabilisation, clarification, enzyme treatments, acidification), and initiating and monitoring of primary fermentation of white and red wines. 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. This course contains a mandatory residential school.
|Semester 1, 2020||External|