Professional Certificate in Global Wine Studies

      The experience


      Who you will learn from

      The Professional Certificate in Global Wine Studies is delivered by staff from the Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Sciences and the Faculty of Arts.

      The team includes:

      • Professor Snow Barlow, FTSE, FAIAST, Professor of Horticulture and Viticulture, University of Melbourne. Snow Barlow is an internationally renowned viticultural researcher and teacher specialising in the influence of climate and terroir on grape production and wine quality. He has published widely on the influence of climate change on the Australian and global wine industry. He has a major research interest in how climate change will influence the style and quality of some of the world's great wines and how the wine industry can adapt to these changes in climate.
      • Associate Professor Jacqueline Dutton, Course Co-cordinator. Associate Professor in French Studies, Faculty of Arts. Jackie is a leading researcher and writer on French culture and identity, teaching various courses in French on food and wine, travel writing, cinema, and literature. She has published widely on contemporary French literature, culture, ideas and issues, as well as on cross-cultural French-Australian relations.
      • Christopher Barnes, Course Co-coordinator and Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. Chris Barnes is a Lecturer in Wine Technology and Viticulture in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. Chris Barnes is also consultant to the wine industry with 20 years’ experience. A Roseworthy graduate, he is director of Australian Wine Education and Training Company, based in Melbourne. Chris holds a Masters Degree in Wine Technology and Viticulture. Chris has taught at the University of Melbourne for over ten years and consults to companies such as Wine Selectors, Stuart Wine Company, McPhee's Wines and is a sought after wine judge, and wine quality and wine marketing consultant.
      • Ken Chase, Honorary Fellow, University of Melbourne. Ken Chase is a classically trained wine maker and viticulturist with an international reputation. His early interest in wine led him to study throughout the classical wine growing regions of Europe. Ken is currently the wine consultant for American Airlines and has worked with companies such as Royal Caribbean, American Express Wine Club and other airlines. He selected wines for the Pope during his visit to Canada and has appeared as a radio personality on CBC radio as a resident wine guru. Ken is writing his first book on wine, and travels worldwide striving to take the mystery out of wine and sharing his passion with others.

      Delivery mode

      The course is delivered from University of Melbourne in Australia and also during a two week tour in France. Face-to-face delivery is supported by materials accessible online through a secure login.

      Delivery venue

      University of Melbourne Parkville and France (Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy).


      Each subject is formally assessed to meet the requirements of University accreditation. Assessment is designed to be practical and relevant to industry professionals.