VIT502 Advanced Grape and Wine Studies (8)


This subject requires students to critically review the viticultural and winemaking practices in a chosen wine grape growing region. The subject will focus on vineyard establishment, physiology and pathology of the grapevine, winemaking and marketing of wines within a specific region. Students will be required to liaise with wine industry professional to obtain the information required for this subject.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VIT502
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Masters of Viticulture and Oenology

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of the production processes,

- be able to demonstrate detailed marketing strategies of the grape and wine industry in a specific region (defined on the basis of geographical indices used to identify viticultural regions).

This will include
(a) the history of the region,
(b) the grapevine varieties and viticultural practices employed,
(c) factors limiting the production of grapes, such as climate and disease,
(d) wine production processes and wine styles identified with the region,
(e) marketing strategies to promote the region
(f) and future projections and trends for grape and wine production


The subject will cover the following topics:
- World history of grape and wine production, - Vineyard site analysis, - Wine styles and wine production and - Regional marketing.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.