Viticulture & Oenology
Study wine making and the science behind wine. Graduate as a fully trained winemaker or viticulturalist, ready to make wine, grow grapes and manage your own winery or vineyard.
- You’ll study at the largest agricultural teaching and research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere and access our state-of-the-art Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory.
- You’ll learn best-practice techniques from more than 150 university researchers and co-located partners in wine and grape science.
- You’ll have access to cutting-edge research at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production, based at our Waite campus.
This program has deeply enriched my love of food, wine and all things sensorial. I’ve indulged in experiences I wouldn’t have gained without the degree - including an overseas exchange - and am now contributing to the industry surrounded by fine wine, liquor, spirits, and like-minded people.Lukas Papagiannis | Viticulture and Oenology graduate - Brokenwood Wines Prize winner
Jumpstart your career in the wine industry and follow previous graduates into careers at world-famous wineries including Penfolds, Yalumba and Treasury Wine Estates. We offer the most comprehensive wine qualifications in Australia at the largest teaching winery in Australia, which is home to 70% of Australia’s wine research.
If you want to learn through sensory, practical experience to become a true professional in wine, the Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology might be the choice for you.
With the highest graduate salary for science graduates in South Australia, studying science at the University of Adelaide can be a great investment in your future.
Honours in winemaking and wine science
Undergraduate level research
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology
Research higher degrees
Fundamentals of Spirit Production
A 5-day intensive course which takes a practical and industry oriented introduction to distillation theory and practice - before diving deeper into gin and whisky production.
World of Wine: From Grape to Glass
In this free online course, learn about the principles and practices of how grapes are grown and wine is made. Whether you’re a wine novice or a seasoned oenophile, you’ll learn to confidently describe wine appearance, aroma, flavour and taste.