VIEN 4500

VIEN 4500

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Provides an overview of the chemical, physical, technological, microbiological and regulatory fundamentals of winemaking. Concentration is on grape and must handling, juice adjustments and treatments, diverse production methods and wine styles, and regulatory compliance. Equipment used in grape processing and wine production is studied. Course builds on previous material on alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. Course includes winery field trips.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: Viticulture and Enology majors. 
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: VIEN 2204, VIEN 2205, VIEN 2400, and BIOMI 2900, or permission of instructor.

  • Describe and differentiate traditional red, white, sparkling, and dessert winemaking methods and styles and understand the regulations which control them.
  • Describe and distinguish the technological and equipment options for wine and grape processing.
  • Describe the impact of winemaking methods on water and energy usage and on waste generation.
  • Explain and describe the administrative and regulatory challenges related to winemaking.
  • Describe, recognize, and list common causes and control measures for microbiological, chemical, and physical wine spoilages.
  • Evaluate sanitation in the winemaking environment and relate it to impacts on wine quality.
  • Identify and select appropriate chemical and microbial controls and limits to monitor and control the winemaking process.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FDSC 4500

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  3755 VIEN 4500   LEC 001