OENOLOGY 2505EX - Grape and Wine Production II
External - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code OENOLOGY 2505EX Course Grape and Wine Production II Coordinating Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s External Units 3 Contact External plus 5 day residential school during mid-semester break Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites OENOLOGY 1018NW or OENOLOGY 3515WT Incompatible OENOLOGY 1001EX/WT & OENOLOGY 2500EX/WT Restrictions Not available to Viticulture and Oenology students Course Description Grape and Wine Production will provide a broad understanding of the principles and practices involved in grape and wine production (viticulture and oenology) and the sensory evaluation of wine (sensory science). Course content will comprise: the environmental requirements for successful viticulture; the vineyard management practices associated with the production of major red and white grape varieties; the winery operations involved in the production of different styles of sparkling wine, red and white table wine, dessert wine and fortified wines; the role of oak in winemaking; packaging; and technology and innovation. Practical sessions, taught via a week-long Residential School held during mid-semester break, will focus on the theory and practice of wine sensory evaluation and consumer-related sensory analysis techniques. The knowledge gained in this course builds on concepts learned in Foundations of Wine Science, Oenology 1018NW (or The Australian Wine Industry: Rise of an Icon III, Oenology 3515WT).
Course Coordinator: Professor Kerry Wilkinson
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Explain the climate and soil requirements that underpin site selection and vineyard establishment 2 Discuss the impact of viticultural management practices on grape yield and quality. 3 Describe and compare the varietal characteristics of red and white cultivars of importance to the Australian wine industry. 4 Describe and compare the winemaking processes employed in the production of Australian sparkling, table, dessert and fortified styles of wine. 5 Discuss the importance of packaging to wine quality and the factors that affect packaging performance. 6 Describe and evaluate recent innovations in grape and wine production. 7 Evaluate and communicate the sensory attributes of different wine styles using appropriate technical terminology. 8 Use basic sensory analysis techniques to assess consumer acceptability of wine.
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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. 1-8 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 7,8 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1-8 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-8
Recommended ResourcesIland, Dry, profit and Tyerman (2012) The Grapevine: from the science to the practice of growing vines for wine (Patrick Iland Wine Promotions).
In addition to the required text book, students are encouraged to consider purchasing books from a recommended reference list, so as to build a sound professional library. The recommended books, which deal with viticulture, winemaking and sensory evaluation, are also available from the library.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course will be delivered by the following means:
2 hour lecture per week (for internal students)
Study guides (for external students)
Online content (for internal and external students)
5 day Residential School during the mid-semester break (for internal and external students)
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students can Grape and Wine Production to have a minimum workload of 156 hours. This will include formal contact hours (i.e. lectures, practicals and the Residential School), as well as study, reading and writing time, completion of assignments and preparation for examinations.
Learning Activities Summary
The course content will include the following:
Climate and Viticulture
White and Red Winemaking
White Grape Varieties
Red Grape Varieties
Site selection and Vineyard Management
Sparkling and Fortified Winemaking
Oak Maturation and Packaging
Technology and Innovation
Tutorials (online): Based on Viticulture and Oenology course content
Residential School: Sensory evaluation of: White wines
Sensory analysis techniques
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Assessment Task Task Type Percentage of total assessment for grading purposes Hurdle (Yes/No) Learning Outcome Approximate timing of assessment Online Tutorials Formative 0% No 1-6 Available throughout the duration of the course. Online Quizzes Summative 10% No 1-6 Available throughout the duration of the course, but due for completion prior to the end of semester exam period. Sensory Examination Summative 30% Yes 7,8 During the Residential School (i.e. during the mid-semester break) Written Assignment Summative 10% No 3 Due after the Residential School (i.e. approximately Week 10). Written Examination Summative 50% Yes 1-8 During the end of semester exam
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance at all sessions of the Residential School
Assessment Item Requirement for hurdle Is additional assessment available if student does not meet hurdle requirement? Details of additional assessment Sensory Evaluation 50% Yes The sensory examination could be repeated in the subsequent year. Written Examination 40% Yes Replacement/Additional Exam
To provide students with feedback on their understanding of and familiarity with the course material, a series of online tutorials (comprising short answer and multiple choice questions based on the specific learning objectives and outcomes of each lecture) will be made available via MyUni. Completion of these tutorials is entirely optional and assessments conducted within these tutorials are formative only.
Two online tests (one on viticulture and one on oenology,) will be given to enable students to benchmark their familiarity with course content, prior to the final exam, and to afford an opportunity for progressive completion of the course.
Sensory examinations (2 x 1.5 hours each) will be conducted during the Residential School to assess students’ ability to: (i) identify important wine attributes and their influence on the taste and smell of wine; and (ii) describe the appearance, smell and taste of different wine types and styles. Sensory exam papers will be promptly assessed to provide students feedback.
Students will complete a written assignment (1,000 words) evaluating a recent innovation in grape and/or wine production reported in the literature. The assignment will give students an opportunity to develop their research and written communication skills; but more importantly enables students’ comprehension of course content, as well as the extent to which they can analyse and synthesise information, to be assessed.
The final examination will assess students’ knowledge and comprehension of theory presented during the course. A combination of short-answer, true/false, matching and essay-type questions may be used. Past examination papers are available as assessment exemplars and can be accessed via MyUni.
SubmissionStudents will be expected to submit their written assignment online, using MyUni's TurnItIn (i.e. plagiarism detection software) capability.
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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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