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.

Transfers and Refunds

A refund or transfer is only possible if you apply at least 5 business days prior to the course commencing. A standard handling charge of 10% of the advertised course fee will be deducted from each refund. Requests for refunds or transfers made within five business days of the course start date will not be eligible.

Please Note:

When enrolling into this course under “Available Sessions” below, you must use a personal email address as your primary email address. You will not be able to receive your qualification with a work email address. My eQuals (the qualification platform) will not accept a work email.


  • 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 15, 2024 - Tuesday, November 12, 2024 Places available

8 Sessions Show sessions

Tuesday 15th Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Thursday 17th Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Tuesday 22nd Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Thursday 24th Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Tuesday 29th Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Thursday 31st Oct -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Thursday 7th Nov -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)

Tuesday 12th Nov -

  • (18:30 - 21:30)
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