Analytical Services for Wine, Brewing, Cider, and Distillate

Lab Closure:The lab will be closed Friday, December 14th until Tuesday, January 1st for the holidays. The lab will reopen Wednesday, January 2nd.  We are sorry for any inconveniences We wish everyone a happy holiday. Cheers from the fermenation science lab.


lab rates buttonPlease see here for our current rates and contact the lab at to submit samples.

Please remember to always notify the lab in advance when sending samples. Allow at least 24 hours for results.            

Contact us at or 828-406-6014


Craft beverage services at Appalachian State University include the analysis of grape, wine, must, beer, hops, barley, and distillate samples. Our mission is to support the production of consistent, high quality products by providing analytical services coupled with technical assistance to growers and producers.

Contact us to create a Member Access account for ordering services and receiving data. 

For more information on wine, juice, cider, and distillate analysis, see: Wine / Cider

For more information on beer, wort, and hops analysis, see: Brewing

The Enology Services Lab was developed from a Small Business Administration grant in 2009 with the objective of supporting the sustainability of the North Carolina wine industry through quality control and consistency. Funding through the GoldenLEAF Foundation has enabled us to expand the capacity of the lab.



While individual analyses are still available, we have structured reduced-rates for panels to keep lab services accessible to small businesses.

Please see here for our current rates and contact the lab at to submit samples.

If you are interested in basic laboratory, sensory, or equipment training, you can find workshop information here.

Create an Account

Creating an online account with the Enology Services Lab allows you to easily submit orders for analyses online with just a few clicks. Online submission gives lab personnel advanced notice that your samples are in the mail, improves efficiency for lab workflow, and gets your results back to you more quickly. Lab results will be sent to you via email and are made available and cataloged for lab clients via the member access function. Only contact information is required to create an account.

Contact us with your questions or to create an account.


This program recieved support from the GoldenLEAF Foundation.


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