It's Grapes O'Clock: A Journey through Wine Production

General description

We all have seen villains having a cup of wine in spy movies, read about Romans drinking it and seen characters talk about how good it tastes in Game of Thrones, but what does it take to make it? Do you want to learn all about what happens to the grapes since they’re harvested to the moment you see them in your bottle of wine? Visit the vines of one of the top 10 wine producing countries in the world? Then, come and join us! Get ready to learn about and taste the BEST wine in Portugal with the greatest people ever!

Throughout this course, you will get the opportunity to discover all about the art and science behind wine and its production. Delve into its intricacies from vineyard management, learning about soil composition, grape varieties, and sustainable cultivation practices that form the foundation of premium wine to grape harvesting techniques to gaining hands-on experience in the vineyards, participating in the grape harvesting process and much more. And what place could be better to learn about this glorious drink than the birthplace of one of the most famous wines, the great city of Porto? Don’t miss this opportunity! We have an appealing (and tasty) academic program, receptive organisers and some surprises that you won’t want to miss!

Join us in Porto for an unforgettable 10-day journey into the heart of wine production. Elevate your understanding of the craft, connect with like-minded individuals, and emerge with the expertise to appreciate and contribute to the world of fine wines. Don't miss this opportunity to indulge in the flavours and traditions of Portugal while advancing your skills in one of the world's most esteemed wine regions.

Why wait when you can apply right now? Don’t lose the BEST week of your life!


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Agronomics/Forestry , Biology , Chemical Engineering , Chemistry/Chemical Technology , Civil Engineering , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Environmental Engineering , Food Engineering , Mechanical Engineering
Content and topics:
The participants will gain insight into wine and have classes about every step in its production. They will have the opportunity to attend several lectures and possibly participate in field trips and/or company visits.
Learning goals and objectives:
Fostering a comprehensive understanding of the technical aspects behind grape cultivation and wine production. This includes delving into precision agriculture techniques for vineyard management, exploring the latest advancements in fermentation engineering, and understanding the role of materials science in barrel ageing.
Examination type:
Case Study or Project.
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter (interest in the topic, city, and willingness to have fun and meet new people) and answers to the questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Participants will be hosted in a Hostel or University Residence.
3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinkable water will be provided at no extra cost. At least one meal per day will be served hot.
Public transportation or by foot. Transportation costs to the arrival place and from the departure place will not be covered by the organizing LBG.