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MGX9910 - Winegrowing operations

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Lawrie Dooley


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Soil management: amelioration, cultivation, herbicides, sod culture, cover crops, frost control, nutrition; Pruning: methods, alternatives, demonstration, and assessment of pruning level; Pests and Disease: identification, effect on wine quality, ideal conditions for, and control of; Operation and maintenance of equipment; Wine characteristics: type, flavour profiling, smell, climate influence, varietal characteristics, faults and their causes and prevention; Vineyeard tour and inspection; Health and legal issues associated with alcohol consumption.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Examination (2 hours): 40%
Two Assignments (2000 words each): 20% each
Practicals: 10%
Tour report: 10%