Switzerland, Sion

Wine, Terroir, Tourism

when 10 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee CHF 690

The summer school “Wine, Terroir, Tourism” introduces participants to the culture of wine and winemaking and explores the different synergies that exist with the field of tourism. Based at the University of Lausanne’s Sion campus, in the heart of the Valais winemaking region, it will use local case studies to illustrate the wider global issue of linking the winemaking and tourism industries.

Course leader

Professor David Picard has been a professor of anthropology at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD) at the University of Lausanne since 2015. His research interests include travel, tourism and winemaking, with major research projects in Reu

Target group

International students at MA and PhD level in the social sciences and humanities, or equivalent.

Course aim

Learning objectives:

Understanding of wine production and consumption in their cultural and historical contexts
Understanding of basic winemaking processes and the functional structure of wine businesses
Understanding of basic principles of tourism as a social practice
Understanding of the principles, means and objectives of wine tourism
Ability to discuss and critique the notion of “terroir”
Ability to use sensory analysis methods to assess basic features of wine quality
Ability to develop a research project on “Wine, Terroir, Tourism”

Credits info

This is a non-credited course. Official certificates of attendance will be issued to participants who complete successfully this course.

Fee info

CHF 690: Price without accommodation

The fees include:

Tuition fees
Five lunches
Two dinners, as part of evening activities
Bus fares between Sion railway/bus station, the campus and activity sites
Excursion to the Wine Museum in Salgesch
Excursion on the Bisse du Clavau, with wine tasting
Practical winemaking and introduction to sensory analysis methods using a range of international wines, with experts
CHF 900: Price with accommodation:
The fees include:

Tuition fees
Six nights in shared rooms, 9-16 July (room upgrades available for an additional fee)
Five lunches
Two dinners, as part of evening activities
Bus fares between Sion railway/bus station, the campus and activity sites
Excursion to the Wine Museum in Salgesch
Excursion on the Bisse du Clavau, with wine tasting
Practical winemaking and introduction to sensory analysis methods using a range of international wines, with experts

Scholarships

No scholarships are available for 2017.