Viticulture & Oenology

Study wine making and the science behind wine. Graduate as a fully trained winemaker or viticulturist, ready to make wine, grow grapes and manage your own winery or vineyard.

Kick-start your career in the wine industry and follow previous graduates into careers at world-famous wineries including Penfolds, Yalumba and Treasury Wine Estates.


Why study wine?

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.

  • 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.

If you want to learn through sensory, practical experience to become a true professional in wine, a bachelor or masters degree in viticulture and oenology might be the choice for you.

Study and career options

Undergraduate winemaking degrees

Fundamentals of Spirit Production

5-day intensive course enables you to engage in a pot still distillation run and guided spirit tastings, participate in a gin masterclass and visit boutique distilleries to gain insight into the processes for whisky and gin production.

Register / More info - Spirit short course

Fundamentals of Brewing Science

This 5-day intensive course provides an introduction to brewing theory and practice before diving deeper into raw ingredients and production systems and their impact on ultimate beer style.

Register / More info - Beer short course

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.

Register for World of Wine: From Grape to Glass

Study tours and experiences

We offer study tours and overseas experiences which aim to boost your science knowledge, confidence and employability.

Agriculture, food & wine study tours

Graduate story

"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 - Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology - Brokenwood Wines Prize winner

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How to apply

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