School of Chemical Sciences


Course details: WINESCI702 The Science Behind Grape Production

Description: Develops students' understanding of the contemporary scientific knowledge and research that is of relevance to grape production for winemaking. Topics of study will include:- the chemistry and biology of the grape in relation to juice composition; the relationships between geography, climate and soil factors and grape production and juice composition; and the scientific basis for practices associated with cool-climate grape growing. The application of traditional and modern molecular methods in plant science and plant pathology will be discussed in relation to the selection, improvement and management of vines and grape attributes. Research issues of national and international relevance to viticulture will also be addressed.

Semester: First Semester
Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Deed
Email: rebecca.deed@auckland.ac.nz
Assessment: Assignments 30%, Examination 70%