Short Courses

Introduction to Winemaking

Melbourne Polytechnic's mouthwatering short course, Introduction to Winemaking, guides students through the basics of the winemaking process. For classes run in Semester 1 each student will make a small batch of re or rosé wine during the course and learn how to manage a fermentation, perform basic analyses, rack and fine a finished wine. Classes in Semester 2 focus on white wine production and use grape concentrate.

Course Code: SAH019

Fees: $451.00

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.

Students will be issued with learning materials at the commencement of the course.


Introduction to wine styles and grape composition

Sanitation, crushing and pressing operations, basic juice and wine analyses
Fermentation and alcohol production, Wine acids
SO2 and other gases, Basic tastes and assessing wine quality
Fining oak
Faults, bottling

Total hours: 21
Sessions: 7 x 3 hours

Course fee includes a demijohn.


Campus: Epping
Start date:18 October 2017
End date: 29 November 2017
Day/s and time:
Wednesday, 18 October 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday, 25 October 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday 1 November 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday 8 November 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Monday 20 November 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday 21 November 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday 22 November 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday 29 November 6.30pm – 9.30pm

NOTE: Tuesday 21 and 22 November 2017 are exactly the same sessions. Participants have a choice of which night to attend or can attend both

For further information, please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615 or email.

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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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