WSC504 Advanced Oenology (8)

This subject focuses on key aspects of winemaking, including production, wine composition, microbiological interaction and the evaluation of wine. This requires the review and synthesis of original scientific articles and experimental wine making.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: WSC504. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Masters of Viticulture and Oenology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to accurately describe recent advances in innovative technologies used for wine production, the processes and impact upon wine chemical and sensory composition that arise through their application.
  • be able to accurately describe wine label integrity laws and permissible food additives in context of Australian wine production.
  • be able to explain wine show assessment procedures.
  • be able to describe approaches for rigorous evaluation of new products of relevance for wine production and process modifications.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Technological approaches for alcohol adjustment in wine production: spinning cone; reverse osmosis.

- Micro-oxygenation: bubble plume devices; permeable membrane devices; anthocyanin and tannin modifications; wine colour stability

- Sensory evaluation; wine show format; wine evaluations; sensory assessments of wines

- Wine making trials and protocols for evaluation of new products, processing and wine production aids, and their impact upon the wine production process.

- Australian wine label laws and food standards


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.