OENOLOGY 3003WT - Wine Packaging and Quality Management III

Waite Campus - Semester 2 - 2024

Science and technology of bottling and packaging systems including chemical and physical properties of packaging materials, principles of filling machinery, design and process control of wine filling/packaging systems. Wine and food laws and commercial forces as quality standards. Taints and residues in grapes and wine as quality issues. Approaches and systems of quality management using the wine industry as a focus, including the development of corporate quality cultures, standards and specifications. Visits will be made to commercial plants.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code OENOLOGY 3003WT
    Course Wine Packaging and Quality Management III
    Coordinating Unit Wine Science
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Waite Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites OENOLOGY 3007WT and OENOLOGY 3047WT. Master of Wine Business students can enrol without Pre-requisite.
    Course Description Science and technology of bottling and packaging systems including chemical and physical properties of packaging materials, principles of filling machinery, design and process control of wine filling/packaging systems.
    Wine and food laws and commercial forces as quality standards. Taints and residues in grapes and wine as quality issues. Approaches and systems of quality management using the wine industry as a focus, including the development of corporate quality cultures, standards and specifications. Visits will be made to commercial plants.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Thomas Lines

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Successful students will be able to:
    1 Demonstate an awareness of the physical and chemical properties of packaging materials and how these affect the 'shelf life' of wine.
    2 Understand the principals of filling machines and make correct decisions in matching filling machine types to particular wine types
    3 Demonstrate an awareness of modern packaging materials & products including containers, closures & bottle decorations.
    4 Understand how to prepare a wine for final packaging and have an awareness of how to treat difficult or problem wines prior to packaging.
    5 Understand how modern bottling lines are prepared, operated, monitored and shutdown.
    6 Understand how taints can be caused in wine, how agrochemical maximum residue limits are derived for wine and how taint contaminants and agrochemical residues are assayed in wine
    7 Understand and accept quality management disciplines, techniques and attitudes and how they apply and are increasingly being applied to the wine industry.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    Not addressed

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    Not addressed
  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Recommended Reading: Taming the Screw : A Manual for Winemaking with Screw Caps
    By (author) Tyson Stelzer , Edited by Jeffrey Grosset , Edited by Michael Brajkovich.

    Publication date 01 Dec 2005
    Publisher Wine Press
    Publication City/Country Rochedale, Australia
    Illustrations note technical drawings: diagrams: photographs
    ISBN10 0958062846
    ISBN13 9780958062848
    Online Learning
    Students should regularly login to MyUni via the MyUni website
    (http://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/) for important course-related announcements. Teaching materials,
    past examination papers and course documentation will also be posted on this site.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lectures and Practicals

    Students unable to attend face to face will be offered an online alternative

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    A full-time student should expect to spend, on average, a total of 48 hours per week on
    their studies. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course (e.g.
    lectures, tutorials, practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g. reading and revision).
    For a 3-unit course, the expected workload would be, on average, 12 hours per week.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Week Lecture Topic Presenter Practical Class
    1 Course introduction; Introduction to HACCP PG No practical
    Quality management systems PG
    2 No lectures (ASVO Mildura Seminar) Tartaric acid QC practical (PG & SC)
    3 Quality Management systems: application in the wine industry Guest Practical: Commerical acceptablity of wine: tasting and presentation (SC) 
    Continuous improvement Guest
    4 Quality accreditation and accurate measurement Guest Packaging line observations and recommendations (PG & SC)

    Interface between QM & regulatory requirements Guest
    5 Preparing wine for bottling SC Field Trip: O-I Asia Pacific (PG)

    Introduction to bottle filling PG
    6 Bottling line design Guest Field Trip: Portavin (PG)
    Glass and bottle manufacture PG
    7 Labeling technology PG Practical: Bottling – red and white wines (SC & PG)
    Cork – physical & chemical properties; production PG
    8 Soft-pack technology Guest Field Trip: Cork Supply/Studio Labels (PG)
    Screw cap technology PG
    9 Oxygen in wine development in bottle & alternative closures Guest Field Trip: O-I Asia Pacific (PG)
    10 Packaging & winemaking Guest Practial: Cork QC (PG & SC)
    11 Packaging as a marketing tool Guest Field Trip
    Taints & trouble with corks PG
    12 Packaging Innovation Assignment Assessment PG Practical: taints tasting (SC)
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome
    HACCP Packaging line observations and recomendations Formative & Summative

    Week 8

    25% No 1,2,3
    Packaging Innovation Poster Summative Week 12 25% No 1,2,3,4,5
    Final Exam Summative Exam Period Semester 2 50% No 1-7
    Assessment Detail

    Assessment Task Due Weighting
    HACCP Packaging line observations and recommendations: 1500 word individual report which outlines a proposed HACCP plan for the bottling equipment located in the Hickinbotham Wine Science Laboratory. Observation and recommendations need to be included in the report including flow chart, hazard analysis, identification of critical control points, suggestions for critical limits/monitoring procedures/corrective actions.

    Week 8

    Packaging Innovation Poster (25%): A group assignment desribing an innovation in relation to wine packaging, materials, equipement or process. Student will work in pairs to develop and present a poster outlining this innovation. Posters will be assessed in class by staff and peers. Week 12 25%
    Final Exam (50%) : 2 hour exam covering all course material Exam Period Semester 2 50%
    Packaging line observation and recommendations assignments should be submitted only in digital form via MyUni Assignment link for this course. All assignments will be processed through www.turnitin.com. It is recommended that pdf or word file format is used.

    All reports are must be submitted by 9 am on the due date.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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