Winemaking Consultant

image-placeholder

From the Vine

To make great wine, we start with a well balanced vine which will produce superior fruit.

image-placeholder

Problem Wines?

Many problems may be mitigated if you know about it soon enough. You may have an idea something is off but are not sure what. I have the ability to test many aspects of the wine using my Enolyzer Wine Analyzer, pH meter, and other testing methods and possibly correct imbalances before they become unusable.

image-placeholder

Quality

What goes in the bottle should be the best you have. Quality grapes, production procedures and good customer service will assure your customers will keep coming back for more.

Services and Fees

From Vineyard to Finished Product

My experience allows me to take you from the vineyard, through harvest. I will train you to care for your wine until it is ready to bottle. I can then walk you through the process of selling your wine in your tasting room and beyond.

I can train you to do some of your own testing such as copper trials for H2S, Photochromotography for Malolactic Fermentation Progress and utilize equipment you have purchased.

Hourly Rates Are Based on Monthly Accrual: 

  • First 10 hours, $75 an hour 
  • Over 10 and up to 20 hours, $70 an hour 
  • Anything over 20 hours, $65 an hour 

Hourly and Testing Rates Are Subject to Change

Testing Procedures Available 

  • Free SO2 1-3 test $15, 4 or more tests $9 
  • Total SO2 1-3 tests $15, 4 or more tests $9 
  • pH $5
  • Malolactic Fermentation 1-3 tests $15, 4 or more tests $11 
  • Acetic Acid 1-3 tests $20, 4 or more tests $15
  • Total Phenols 1-3 tests $15, 4 or more tests $9 
  • Wine Color 1-3 tests $10, 4 or more tests $6
  • Ammonia (low and high range) 1-3 tests $13, 4 or more tests $8 
  • D-Glucose/Fructose 1-3 tests $18, 4 or more tests $12
  • Primary Amino Nitrogen (NOPA) 1-3 tests $15, 4 or more tests $9 
  • Anthocyanin 1-3 tests $10, 4 or more tests $6
  • Potassium 1-3 tests $19, 4 or more tests $13
  • Tartaric Acid 1-3 tests $15, 4 or more tests $9
  • Brettanomyces 1-3 tests $37, 4 or more tests $30

Discounts on lab tests are available if client is paying an hourly rate.   

More testing procedures will become available down the road