Evening course in viticulture

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Here you will learn about the biological conditions for wine production with a European perspective. The prerequisites for cultivating vine are presented. Cultivation measures affecting the quantity and quality of wine is discussed. You will present an individual essay on an own chosen topic.

The course also includes practical quality assessments. The course is given during the autumn with physical meetings approximately every second week at the Department of Soil and Environment in Uppsala.

The course deals with wine growing and winemaking in a general perspective. Through examples from different wine-producing areas, the conditions for viticulture are discussed. The course presents prerequisites for grape production and its environmental interactions. Current cultivation and winemaking technology are discussed.

Furthermore, the influence of different cultivation systems and production methods on the quality and quantity of wine is introduced. Attention is also given to the economic and social aspects of vine cultivation sustainability. The course comprises lectures, literature studies, individual thesis work based on a personal choice, wine quality assessments and a study visit.

The course include:

  • the geological, biological, climatological and economic conditions of viticulture
  • the environmental impact of vine cultivation
  • wine production globally with focus on Europe
  • the history of viticulture
  • winemaking
  • quality assessment of wine


MV0221 Viticulture, 7.5 credits

Application code: SLU-10299
Course period: 31 Aug - 1 Nov 2020
Language: English
Location: The Department of Soil and Environment in Uppsala

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