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Ellen Butz

Ellen Butz (Harkness)

The production of quality wine begins with the grapes, but is totally dependant on the skill and knowledge of the winemaker. Information acquired by accurate laboratory and sensory evaluation of developing wines can be the most important key to a premium wine that is balanced, stable and stylish.

Satisfactory winery laboratories can be assembled for less than the cost of a tank and should be a part of every winery’s building plan, and full evaluation of physical and esthetic properties should be a part of every wine’s production. With more than 25 years of wine production experience in private industry, university wine programs and consulting, I can offer a great deal of expertise from problem solving to winery lab development.

765-412-7183
ellie@vintagewineryconsultants.com

601 S  925 W
West Lafayette, IN  47906

Proprietor, Eastern Wine Analysis Laboratory, 1982-1987

Enology Extension Specialist, Mississippi State University (1984-1992) and Purdue University, (1992-2007)

References on request

WINE ANALYSIS LABORATORY DESIGN
equipment selection

LABORATORY SET UP ON SITE
installation and calibration

ANALYTICAL TRAINING ON SITE
protocols, general chemistry technique,s and specific wine analytical procedures

WINE QUALITY ASSESSMENT
TQA

WINERY SANITATION EVALUATION
analytical procedures

WINE MICROBIOLOGY
microscope techniques, culture selection, and management

WINE PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS
grape processing, fermentation, fining, blending, bottle issues, wine flaws, and more

SENSORY EVALUATION TRAINING
winery, restaurant or wine shop personnel

WINE EVENT PLANNING
wine tastings, receptions, banquets

Co-Author: WINEMAKING - From Grape Growing to Marketplace (2 editions) Kluwer Scientific, NY 2002 ISBN: 0-306-47474-4

Wine Tasting

Fining Wines at Oliver Winery Laboratory

Dedicated to helping wineries create quality wine beyond the vine.
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