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.

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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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