OENOLOGY 7022WT - Cellar and Winery Waste Management
Waite Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code OENOLOGY 7022WT Course Cellar and Winery Waste Management Coordinating Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Waite Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites OENOLOGY 7028WT Corequisites OENOLOGY 7047WT Course Description This course involves teaching sessions that may be attended by both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.
Vintage planning; occupational health and safety, winery record keeping; microbial control, cellar hygiene; winery waste management, environmental management.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Paul Grbin
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesA 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
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
Required ResourcesReading List:
Cellar Hygiene/Microbial Control
1. Astley C. (1992) Maintaining high standards of hygiene. Australian Grapegrower & Winemaker, 347:
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,
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,
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
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
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures & 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 SummaryThis course runs in the secnd half of the semester.
Week Leture 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
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)
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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 RequirementsStudents 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.
Practical report (Investigation of winery
yeast microflora & sanitation practices)
Practical report (Winery Wastewater
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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
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