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New York State Wine Analytical Laboratory


Note: The Laboratory will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.  All campus buildings will be closed and no package delivery will be possible.  We hope you have an enjoyable holiday weekend and will see you on Tuesday the 4th!


The NYS Wine Analytical Laboratory provides affordable analysis for:

  • Juice
  • Wine & Cider
  • Distillate & Kombucha
  • Hops

We offer over 25 different chemical, microbiological, and sensory analyses at our facility in the Department of Food Science at Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y., for quality assurance, trouble shooting and federal regulatory compliance.

Analyses are offered at a discount to all New York bonded wineries, home winemakers, and craft distilleries because a portion of testing costs are subsidized by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation (NYWGF). We are unable to offer this discount to wine distributors or out-of-state wineries because of the nature of NYWGF funding.

Note: As of May 2018, the New York Wine and Grape Foundation subsidy is 50% for members and 25% for non-member New York wineries.