Erasmus+ KA1 Courses

From Grape to Wine and Marketplace

Studies on the traditional Greek wine cultivation techniques

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From a climatic point of view, the vineyard of the slopes of Aigialeia is one of the most beautiful in the world. S. Kourakos, Honorary President of the OIV

Description

The course focuses on wine cultivation and bottling techniques based on traditional Greek practices and recipes. Participants will gain knowledge and practical experience on conventional as well as organic cultivation of grapes, vine cultivation techniques, pruning systems, and phyto-sanitary methods. Furthermore, they will study wine production based on traditional Greek techniques and cultivation conditions; such as estimation of optimum time for harvest, production and bottling of red, white and DOC wines. Our experts give detailed practical information on aspects of quality control and quality assurance systems in wineries (ISO 22000); as well as communication and commercial negotiation techniques, product planning and placement, branding methods & marketing and exports planning. At the end of the course, participants receive an “ΙΝΝΟΤΟΜΙΑ Education Winery Training Certificate” which certifies acquired knowledge of new techniques and methods. Professionals in the field will find this a valuable asset for the business market, whereas trainee-educators will be able to build an up-to-date professional identity and subsequently teach their students through novel collaborative and creative practices.

Approach

Modern approaches are employed for the study of traditional Greek wine development techniques, where trainee-educators be introduced to ways of attracting their students’ interest and maximize learning outcomes. Our methodology is characterized by focused goals, challenging tasks and clear standards of achievement. Our expert trainers aim at enhancing participants’ active engagement in this hands-on training course, which also includes methodologies for preparing effective teaching materials to be used in class. Our main target, however, is for our trainees to develop a deep understanding of traditional Greek wine cultivation. Field visits of local vineyards give course participants the chance to see some fabulous places in Achaia, and to become familiar with Greek cuisine at first-rate restaurants. The visits take place at acclaimed vineyards and give participants the opportunity of a comprehensive insight into cultivation techniques, how to detect grape varieties, training systems etc. The visits of famous Wine Producers Units bring participants close to the wine production process and encourage the exchange of views and experience. Trainees will also learn about marketing development, commercialization abroad and successful exports plans.

Learning Outcomes

Gain expertise on teaching outside the classroom techniques, in an urban, rural, local, national and European context, which trainee-educators can subsequently use to motivate their students. The educational material is based on effective traditional as well as contemporary techniques of wine cultivation of various Greek varieties, and is provided free to all learners in a form of a practical implementation textbook-manual. Our aim is to equip learners from different disciplines with practical tools and expand their knowledge of grapes and wine cultivation, primarily on a European level.

Programm

DAY 1

Welcome, getting to know each other, introduction to oenology concepts.

DAY 2

Basic Winemaking Principles - Simple methods for cultivation of  local wine varieties  – Determination of grape maturity and understanding the characteristics of differing wine making equipment and techniques

DAY 3

Basic Winemaking Principles - Monitoring the winemaking process - Preparing the wine for bottling and packaging

DAY 4

Wine Tasting: Sensory Techniques for Wine Analysis - Application examples and practice.

DAY 5

Development of a Practical Exercise - Laboratory Practice – Evaluation Week One

DAY 6

Guided tour in Naupaktos / Aigion city, surrounding villages and natural sites.

DAY 7

Free Day (departure of participants attending the basic course).

DAY 8

Quality Issues – The design and implementation of ISO22000 in wine production.

DAY 9

Wine Industry Operations – Study Visit in Local Wine Producer 

DAY 10

Wine Industry Operations – Study Visit in Local Wine Producer (Day Two): Development of a complete lesson

DAY 11

Marketing and Promotion Tools and Procedures. Evaluation and Firewall party.

DAY 12

Departure of participants.

Cultural Programm.

In the northwestern part of Peloponnese, the city of Patras is the capital of the region and an important commercial port of the country. The newArchaeological Museum of Patras, the church of Saint Andrew and the Fortress of Rio are some of the attractions visitors must see, while a strollalong the Rio-Antirio Bridge is a unique experience, along with participatingat Patras carnival cultural events. There are many points of interest in this region including the Vouraikos Canyon and the rack railway, the Monastery of Agia Lavra and the Monastery of Megalo Spileo (Big Cave), the Cave of the Lakes and the Museum of Sacrifice bythe People of Kalavryta. The main attraction in popular Kalavryta is the skiresort.

We Support You.

If you are interested in submitting any kind Erasmus+ KA1 project proposal, we support you in preparing and submitting the application to your National Agency.  We have developed a set of guidelines for the preparation of the KA1 e-form, which we provide with no additional fee.  All the activities andservices are fully covered by the grant received by Erasmus+ if the project is approved.

We are Flexible.

We act as receiving organization and accept students, teachers and staff any time of the year.  Courses are offered in corresponding target group format.  Each course is structured so that it ispossible to attend the basic level (20 hours in 6 days) or the advanced level(40 hours in 12 days).  Courses are offered starting from March to November.

We Certify our Courses.

Innotomia is an expert and skillful training organization, using educators with vast exercisein the field of initial, continuous and permanent Vocational Training.  We certify every mobility experience with the issueof Europass Mobility certification and a certificate of attendance.

COURSES

19-30 Apr 2021

17-28 May 2021

21 Jun - 2 Jul 2021

19-30 Jul 2021

16-27 Aug 2021

20 Sep - 1 Oct 2021

18-29 Oct 2021

15-26 Nov 2021

COSTS

Course fee: € 650,00

Accommodation

HB SR: € 85,00/day

HB DR: € 60,00/day/part

FB SR: € 95,00/day

FB DR: € 80,00/day/part

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*The above dates can be flexible, whereas new ones can also be provided to accommodate the needs or availability of participants.