About the Finger Lakes Wine Laboratory
The Finger Lakes Wine Laboratory is a division of Dairy One Cooperative, Inc. located in Ithaca New York about 2 miles from Cornell University. We strive to deliver timely analytical results for must and wine so our customers have the information they need to make decisions with confidence.
The Finger Lakes Wine Laboratory began in 2008 with help from the New York Farm Viability Institute and has been providing quality analytical services to area wineries since.
The lab is part of the larger Dairy One organization, a farmer-owned cooperative focused on providing information and tools to help make better management decisions. We measure it so you can manage it. You can learn more about Dairy One at www.dairyone.com.
Benefits to Wineries
Being a laboratory located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region offers our local customers unparalleled convenience and fast results. Once your samples have been received in the lab, most results are available within 24 hours. Use these results to optimize your winemaking process.
Measuring must components could lead to both a decreased need for additives and increased efficiency during the busy harvest season. A lab analysis can also mitigate undesirable events later on such as delayed or stuck fermentations, unnecessary additives, and off-aromas.The Finger Lakes Wine Lab can also help to verify completion of malolactic fermentation and can analyze your finished wine for alcohol content, residual sugar, and both free and total SO2.