With the 2016 vintage season in full swing, it is a great time to be involved in the Tasmanian wine industry, according to industry experts.
The Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations, offered at TasTafe, has become “extremely popular over the years,” teacher Mark Brewer said.
Students who attend the Alanvale Campus are privileged to an onsite vineyard.
Students in the north are able to care for the vines at different operation stages throughout the one year course.
“We can show the students how they grow and when they ripe, what they look like and what they taste like.”
Treasury Wine Estates vineyard manager, Kelly Hoffman, said the course was a good “insight” into the industry.
Students cover topics like vintage process, propagation, pest and disease management, plant nutrition, pruning and OH&S.
“It helped me realise it isn’t all wines and cheese out in the vineyards, there is a lot of hard work in it,” Ms Hoffman said.