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Viticulture and Enology Exchange in Australia

Adelaide, Australia

Arrival Options:  February 2020 for Winter and Spring Quarter 2020 (University of Adelaide Semester 1)
Orientation and Welcome WeekFebruary 24 – February 28, 2020
Semester 1 (2020)March 2, 2020 – July 6, 2020*

*Some classes may start early due to timing of vintage.

Program Overview

Students on this program will be part of a department-specific exchange guided by advisors and faculty at both UC Davis and the University of Adelaide. Students should be Viticulture and Enology majors with at least junior standing by the time the exchange begins. On this program, students will gain knowledge of Australia’s grape growing and winemaking best practices at the largest agricultural teaching and research facility in the Southern Hemisphere. While attending the University of Adelaide, students will enroll in courses equivalent to UC Davis’ Viticulture and Enology major requirements. Please see enrollment details for more information.

Why the University of Adelaide?

  • 70% of Australia’s wine research conducted at Waite Campus, the 3rd largest agricultural research institute in the world, and largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The largest teaching winery in Australia (Hickenbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory).
  • A 95% satisfaction ranking for the university’s expert lecturers.
  • 150 university researchers and co-located partners in wine and grape science, who will teach you evidence-led best-practice techniques.

Students have the option of studying for one semester or an entire academic year. Interested students should contact Abigail Mansour, Viticulture and Enology Undergraduate Program Advisor, to create a study plan proposal. Please note: Semester dates vary from the UC Davis quarter schedule. Consult the Courses section semester dates.

Instructor:  Dario Cantu

VEN Undergraduate Program Advisor:  Abigail Mansour

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  5

Program Coordinator:  Erin Schlemmer 

Courses, Eligibility, Prerequisites

This program is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who have taken the necessary prerequisites. See Courses for more information.