958342 World wines and viticulture

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Pavlousek, Pavel , Antalick, Guillaume , Balacey, Suzanne Laura , Herrera, Jose Carlos
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


The lecture consists of seven teaching units, with compulsory attendance. The first lectures give an overview about the program and introduces the concept of terroir in viticulture/wine business. The following units display wine producing countries and their terroir, climates, production systems and wines. Lectures will be held by external experts in viticulture. Students organize in groups to present about other winegrowing regions of their interest. Workgroups and the regions to develop will be created during the first lecture.

Previous knowledge expected

Basic aspects of viticulture and wine making

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)


... gain valuable insights into wine-producing countries and their definitions of terroir (Europe & New World);
... understand structural and production differences of selected viticultural regions
... link geography and climate conditions with production systems and wine styles;
... evaluate effects of political structures and strategies of marketing on winemaking;
... know country and region specific wines and their characteristics;
... interact and discus with international wine experts;
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.