Vintessential Wine Testing Laboratories

At Vintessential we pride ourselves on being experienced beverage scientists. We offer a full range of services including chemical and microbiological testing of Beer, Cider, Spirits, Water and Wine. We also perform export certification in our ISO 17025 laboratories.

We are Australia's exclusive National Distributor for Oenobrands products, including Anchor and Fermivin yeast, Rapidase Enzymes, bacteria and nutrients.

Vintessential enzymatic test kits are made by us to be used in the Vintessential Discrete Analyser and Spectrophotometer range.

We also offer a wide range of laboratory equipment for use in your own laboratory through our online shopping cart for rapid delivery nationwide.

Since 1995 we have been offering excellent service to our many customers in the beverage industry through our five laboratories in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

Latest Articles

Testing Times Jan 2018

Dec, 2017

Would you think there is a connection between vacations and malo-lactic fermentation (MLF)? Here is an example of such a connection.

Recently we received a problem sample of wine that had not completed MLF. The winemaker, who had been away for a winter holiday, had added a large dose…

Petiole Testing Time

Nov, 2017

The best time of year to collect grape vine Petioles for analysis is now (full flowering, 80% cap-fall). Petiole testing can provide a snapshot of the nutrient status of the vine.  Obtaining quantitative information on nutrient levels can assist in determining the effectiveness of fertiliser applications and also help you…

Brettanomyces creeping up on you?

Nov, 2017

It’s that time of year again when this yeast can rear its ugly head. Brettanomyces can produce the volatile phenols 4-ethyl phenol (4EP) and 4-ethyl guaiacol (4EG), which are responsible for sweaty, horsey or medicinal off-flavours in wine. 

Right now red wines should have completed primary fermentation and have…

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