SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2022 9:28:05 AMWINE 42.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WINE 42.2Title:  SPR WINERY OPERATIONS  
Full Title:  Spring Winery Operations
Last Reviewed:2/14/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  WINE 52.2

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will explore the hands-on operations used in a commercial winery for the spring season, including grape maturity monitoring, grape harvesting and crushing, fermentation, and handling and storage of new wines. This course also includes general industry standards for cellar practices.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Minimum Age 18 or older


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:
Must be age 18 or older

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will explore the hands-on operations used in a commercial winery for the spring season, including grape maturity monitoring, grape harvesting and crushing, fermentation, and handling and storage of new wines. This course also includes general industry standards for cellar practices.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Minimum Age 18 or older
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:Must be age 18 or older
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2006Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2006Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Understand, evaluate and perform key winemaking and wine lab procedures applicable to the spring season.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1. Discuss winery layout and mechanical systems.
2. Evaluate wine in storage and recommend wine maintenance operations.
3. Determine appropriate techniques for fining, filtration, and removal of acid or alcohol.
4. Perform basic wine analysis and make necessary additions to wine in storage.
5. Operate basic wine making equipment to process wine including hoses, fittings, pumps, crossflow filtration, and a bottling line.
6. Explain and perform safe, sanitary, and legally compliant wine cellar operations
7. Identify different microbes and their relation to both positive and negative wine quality.
8. Evaluate and explain the process to correct wine faults.
9. Discuss the legal limits of blending, and use blending to improve a wine.
10. Identify and discuss packaging options available and the pros and cons of each item.
11. Discuss the steps in sustainable winery certification.
12. Understand the basics of organic and biodynamic wine making.

Topics and Scope
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I. Processing grapes for wine      
    A. Hoses and fittings and cellar organization
    B. Pump types and usage
    C. Forklift usage
II. Aging and storage      
    A. Topping
    B. Racking
    C. Stave and oak adjuncts
    D. Monitoring
    E. Tartrate and protein stabilization
    F. Blending
    G. Barrel types and construction
    H. Barrel evaluation
    I. Barrel sanitation and storage
    J. Correcting wine faults
III. Fining and filtration      
    A. Use of crossflow filter
    B. Fining types and practices
IV. Deacidification and dealcoholization      
V. Wine additives      
VI. Cellar practices and safety      
    A. Cellar organization and mechanical systems
    B. Confined space safety
    C. Legal requirements
    D. Sanitation
    E. Record keeping
    F. Use of cellar software and/or workorders
    G. Sustainable winery certification
    H. Organic and biodynamic winemaking
VII. Sensory analysis      
    A. Detecting faults
    B. Tests for sulfides
VIII. Other wine lab analysis      
    A. Test residual sugar
    B. Test alcohol by Alcolyzer
    C. Test SO2 by Ripper
    D. Test SO2 by Aeration-Oxidation
    E. Test CO2 by Carbodoseur
    F. Test heat stability
    G. Test wine with the OenoFoss
    H. Test potassium bitartrate stability
    I. Test dissolved oxygen
    J. Basic wine microbiology
IX. Wine packaging and closures      
X. Bottling      
    A. Sterile filtration
    B. Use of bottling line
    C. Sanitation
    D. Quality control
 
Concepts presented in lecture are applied and practiced in lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture related assignments:
1. Weekly reading (20-40 pages).
2. One article written summary (2-3 pages)
3. One oral presentation (5-10 minutes)
4. Group project (2-5 pages)
5. Quizzes (8-16)
6. One midterm
7. Final exam
 
Lab related assignments:
1. Under supervision of winemaker/farm manager, perform multiple hands-on winemaking and cellar tasks including:
    A. Inspect wines in the cellar and assess characteristics
    B. Measure wine traits
    C. Evaluation of wine faults

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 30%
Group project; article summary
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 25%
Group project; Winemaking and cellar tasks
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 50%
Winemaking and cellar tasks; oral presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 50%
Quizzes; midterm and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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