Gusmer Enterprises is uncompromising in raw material selection. Only the highest quality American and French oak from premium heartwood qualifies for our programs. Our proprietary toasting process brings out very distinct oak attributes, such as vanilla, butterscotch, clove, smoke, and others. Consistent, predictable results are the hallmark of Gusmer’s oak program, offering only the finest oak adjuncts.
The Wine Lab™ - Gusmer Enterprises has owned and operated The Wine Lab™ in Napa, CA since 2003. There we've provided not only standard chemical and microbial testing but also provided consultative services on fermentation, filtration, etc. The Wine Lab takes samples in a number of different forms always try to keep the following in mind:
Grape and Juice Samples - Always include a cooler pack with grape clusters or juice samples. When possible juice and fermenting samples should be dropped off at our facility as they are liable to ferment.
Cellar Samples - Take a representative sample of the wine., using proper composite samples if the wine is in several tanks or barrels.
Bottled Wines - An unopened bottle is required for post-bottling microbial analysis.