This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.
The purpose of the compulsory residential school is to develop skills in practical microbiology of relevance to wine production that support the theoretical aspects of the subject. The three day residential school is comprised of problem based tutorials, mid-year test and laboratory exercises. The problem based tutorials make use of real examples of wine production and winery management issues in which principles of microbiology must be considered along with the underlying chemistry, personnel and winery management approaches for rectifying and prevention of wine spoilage. Laboratory exercises reinforce the biochemical impact of yeast and bacterial metabolism for wine flavour and production, including nutritional requirements, rehydration procedures, biomass quantification and identification of spoilage organisms, their impact and management.