OENOLOGY 3016WT - Cellar and Winery Waste Management III

Waite Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

Vintage planning; occupational health and safety, winery record keeping; microbial control, cellular hygiene; winery waste management, environmental management.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code OENOLOGY 3016WT
    Course Cellar and Winery Waste Management III
    Coordinating Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Waite Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Restrictions Available B. Viticulture & Oenology students only
    Course Description Vintage planning; occupational health and safety, winery record keeping; microbial control, cellular hygiene; winery waste management, environmental management.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Paul Grbin

    Course Timetable

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

    This course runs in the second half of semester (weeks 7-12).
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    A Successful student will be able to:
    1 Have an insight into key aspects of vintage planning, logistics and scheduling and
    how they interrelate and their impact on productivity and wine quality.
    2 Understand the importance of winery record keeping and how this can be
    organised to meet quality control, accounting and legislative requirements.
    3 Have an awaeness of the costing of vintage activities for accounting and budgeting purposes.
    4 Have an awareness of the major potential sources of microbiological spoilage in
    wine, their symptoms, identification and control.
    5 Be familiar with the equipment, methodology of testing and management of
    winery microbiology laboratories.
    6 Understand the nature and correct utilisation of detergents and sanitisers in the
    wine industry.
    7 Identify key winery waste production phases based on variation in liquid and solid waste,
    organic loading, and salt loading.
    8 Outline major sources, environmental impacts, and management of:
    - liquid waste
    - carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus
    - salinity and sodium
    - solid waste
    - waste minimisation
    9 Discuss the standards and regulations related to waste handling, and introduce the concepts
    of environmental management.
    10 Investigate current industry best practice in waste management, reuse and environmental
    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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-9
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,9,10
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4,10
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 9
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 5,6,10
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 9,10
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 9
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 9,10
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Reading List:
    Cellar Hygiene/Microbial Control
    1. Astley C. (1992) Maintaining high standards of hygiene. Australian Grapegrower & Winemaker, 347:
    50-51 1992.
    2. Baldwin G. (1993) Practical hints on winery cleaning. Australian Grapegrower & Winemaker, 359:
    3. Iland P., Grbin P., Grinbergs M., Schmidtke L. and Soden A. (2007) Microbiological Analysis of
    Grapes and Wine: Techniques and Concepts. Patrick Iland Wine Promotions, Adelaide.
    4. Leske P. (1992) Cleaning and sanitation guidelines for winemakers. Australian Grapegrower &
    Winemaker, 347: 47-49.
    5. Marriott N.G. and Gravani R. B. (2006) Principles of Food Sanitation, 5th ed. Springer, New York,
    6. Murphy A. (1992) Microbiological aspects of cellar hygiene. Australian Grapegrower & Winemaker,
    347: 56-57.
    Winery Records
    7. Anon. Guide to Compliance with Australian Wine Law. Wine Australia web-site
    (http://www.wineaustralia.com/en/Production%20and%20Exporting.aspx) see Compliance Section
    8. Baldwin G. (1993) How important are winery records? Australian Grapegrower & Winemaker,
    358: 7-8.
    Winery Waste Management
    9. Chapman J. (2000) Winery waste-water handbook: production, impacts, management. Winetitles,
    10. Deans L. (2003) Winery wastewater–scourge or opportunity? Australian and New Zealand Wine
    Industry Journal, 18: 80-85.
    11. Eales K., Schmid F., and Grbin P. (2010) The microbiology of winery wastewater treatment
    Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Journal, 25: 22-24
    12. Seviour R.J. and Blackall L.L. (1999) The microbiology of activated sludge. Kluwer Academic
    Publishers, Dordrecht
    13. Eales K., Carson M., Constable J., Kumar A. and Grbin P. (2014) Winery wastewater project
    refreshes understanding of treatment processes. Wine & Viticulture Journal, Jan/Feb: 36-37
    Online Learning
    MyUni: 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 & Practicals

    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
    This course runs in the second half of the semester.

    Week Lecture Topics Practicals
    7 • Vintage planning, costing & budgeting 
    • Cellar hygiene & microbial control methods
    Part 1: Detection of wine spoilage
    microorganisms in wine production
    /Effectiveness of hygiene practices (chemical
    8 • Wine spoilage microorganisms: Yeast &
    Part 2: Detection of wine spoilage
    microorganisms in wine
    production/Effectiveness of hygiene practices
    (chemical cleaners/santisers) (cont…)
    9 • Carbon foot-printing of wine production
    • Label integrity program in Australia
    • Cleaner production in winemaking
    Part 3: Detection of wine spoilage
    microorganisms in wine production
    10 • Liquid waste treatment and disposal
    methods and regulations/standards
    • Solid waste treatment and disposal
    methods and regulations/standards
    • Waste minimisation in wineries
    Part 1: Analysis of winery wastewater
    chemical components
    11 • Solid waste treatment: application
    • Case studies: different approaches to
    winery wastewater treatment
    • Impact of irrigation using winery recycled
    Part 2: Microbiology of winery wastewater
    12 • Depart 9 am, Thursday 5 June, return 4.30
    pm, Friday 6 June
    Excursion (will include an overnight stay):
    Cellar Management & Winery waste treatment in the small, medium and large sized wineries (Barossa Valley)
  • 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 Learning Outcome
    Practical report (Investigation of winery
    yeast microflora & sanitation practices)
    Formative and Summative

    26 May

    25% 4-6
    Practical report (Winery Wastewater
    Formative and Summative 13 June 25% 7-10
    Final examination Summative Semester 1 Exam period 50% 1-10
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must obtain a grading of at least 45% in each section of the assessment item to
    attain a passing grade in this course. Marks will be deducted (5% per day) for late submission of
    practical reports. Students will have 10% of their practical report marks deducted for nonattendance
    of practical sessions and visits. The Course Coordinator will provide further details
    of each assessment components.
    Assessment Detail

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    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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