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Viticulture

Learn the history of viticulture, the current state of the industry, wine and table grapes, dried grapes, cultural practices (trellising, soils, planting, pruning, irrigation, pests and diseases), vineyard design, improving quality, harvest and post harvest procedures, winemaking, marketing and more.

Aims of this course
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • choose an appropriate site for a vineyard
  • conduct simple soil tests
  • measure pH levels and water content of soil
  • choose appropriate grape varieties for different situations
  • develop criteria to be considered when selecting which grape varieties to grow
  • devise a procedure to establish a vineyard
  • specify the techniques used in the culture of grape vines
  • specify a procedure for harvest and post-harvest treatment of grapes
  • formulate marketing strategies for vineyard products
  • explain the basic principles of wine making.

Learn the history of viticulture, the current state of the industry, wine and table grapes, dried grapes, cultural practices (trellising, soils, planting, pruning, irrigation, pests and diseases), vineyard design, improving quality, harvest and post harvest procedures, winemaking, marketing and more.

Aims of this course

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • choose an appropriate site for a vineyard
  • conduct simple soil tests
  • measure pH levels and water content of soil
  • choose appropriate grape varieties for different situations
  • develop criteria to be considered when selecting which grape varieties to grow
  • devise a procedure to establish a vineyard
  • specify the techniques used in the culture of grape vines
  • specify a procedure for harvest and post-harvest treatment of grapes
  • formulate marketing strategies for vineyard products
  • explain the basic principles of wine making.