Short Courses

Introduction to Winemaking

Melbourne Polytechnic's mouth-watering short course, Introduction to Winemaking, guides students through the basics of the winemaking process.

Course Code: SAH019

Wine Making Viticulture Course - Melbourne Polytechnic

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.






Agriculture and Animal Studies
03 9269 8615


8 weeks
Total Hours: 24

Course Outline

  • 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

  • Participants will gain the skills and knowledge to make a batch of wine from harvest to bottling, including basic juice and wine analysis.

Suitable For

  • Home winemaker
  • Industry supplier
  • Vineyard owner who sells their grapesSpecialist wine sales staff
  • Participant wishing to have greater knowledge of winemaking process



No government funding or concession applies.

Payment Options:

  • Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Credit Card
  • Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies


Pen and paper


No prior knowledge or experience required

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.
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