Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Introduction to Winemaking

Short Course


The course will commence with an overview of grape composition and wine styles and follow the process of wine production, from crushing the fruit to bottling the wine.

Suitable For:

  • Home winemaker
  • Industry supplier
  • Vineyard owner who sells their grapes
  • Wine sales staff
  • Participants wishing to have greater knowledge of the winemaking process
  • Participants considering embarking on a more intensive wine-related study

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to wine styles and grape composition
  • Sanitation
  • Crushing and pressing operations
  • Basic juice and wine analyses
  • Fermentation and alcohol production
  • Sulphur dioxide and other gases
  • Basic tastes and assessing wine quality; wine faults
  • Fining
  • Oak use
  • Filtration and bottling

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Participants will gain an overview of the winemaking process and the procedures used to maintain wine quality.
  • Each participant will produce an individual small batch of wine from either fresh grapes or grape concentrate, depending on the timing of the course.
  • Participants will receive a set of course notes, the demijohn fitted with an airlock that they have used during the course and the wine that they have produced. They may choose to bottle their wine in class.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued at the conclusion of the course.


  • Basic English and reading skills
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old
  • No prior knowledge or experience required


  • Students to wear covered shoes.
  • Safety glasses and disposable gloves will be provided for laboratory sessions.
  • Students to provide your own pen/pencil and paper.

Available sessions


Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - Thursday, November 9, 2023 no more places

8 Sessions Show sessions

Tuesday 3rd Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Thursday 12th Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Tuesday 17th Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Tuesday 24th Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Thursday 26th Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Thursday 2nd Nov -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Thursday 9th Nov -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Tuesday 14th Nov -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)
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