Join us for our crash course in Winemaking and Tasting

We are delighted to be hosting Prof Vladimir Jiranek, Head of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide, for a one-day wine course on our Canterbury campus.

If you are keen to understand how the appearance, taste, aroma and flavour of your favourite wine are achieved then this is a course for you. Running on Fri 21 Jun 2019, the eve of the inaugural Canterbury Wine Festival, our Winemaking and Tasting crash course is designed for novices and wine enthusiasts and is hosted by Prof Vladimir Jiranek, a wine microbiologist ‘by trade’ with over 30 years’ experience in wine research and teaching on Adelaide’s Viticulture and Oenology programmes, which are ranked amongst the top few in the world.

The full-day all inclusive course aims to explain core concepts to demystify winemaking and wine tasting: which grapes are used, and how are they grown and harvested, how are grapes processed into red, white, sparkling and fortified wine styles; how do grape-growing and winemaking impact the finished wine; what are the basic appearances, tastes, aromas and flavours of wine and what do they tell you about the wine you’re drinking?

This course begins with introductory talks followed by a guided series of moderately-paced tastings (about 25 wines in total) that progressively build wine recognition and evaluation skills. By the end of the course attendees should be familiar with the key attributes of different varietals and styles of wine as well as recognise common faults, ready for the Canterbury Wine Festival the following day.

  • When: Fri 21 Jun 2019, 09.00 to 17.00
  • Where: Canterbury campus
  • Price: £118 including lunch, refreshments and all wine tasting

For further information, visit our Winemaking and Tasting page or contact To sign up visit our Online Store page.