ETS Laboratories expands to Paso Robles
New location for ISO-accredited facility serving the global and local wine industry
–ETS Laboratories, an independent laboratory serving the global wine industry, has opened a new ISO-accredited facility in Paso Robles. The new location will fill the need for technical assistance and laboratory support for the Central Coast’s rapidly growing wine industry, from grape growers to winemakers.
The company was established in 1978 by Gordon and Marjorie Burns in the basement of their Main Street home. As the wine industry developed in size and complexity, ETS responded by investing in modern equipment and facilities and by hiring highly trained technicians and researchers. The new laboratory, which has received ISO 17025 accreditation, will be the first ISO-accredited wine laboratory in the Central Coast. The accreditation requires ongoing audits, and specifically evaluates a lab’s ability to produce precise and accurate results.
Chief Executive Officer Gordon Burns said to some people, test results are nothing more than numbers. “It’s important to realize that not all numbers are created equal,” he said. “In order for analytical results to have any value to a winemaker, they have to be unquestionably reliable and accurate.”
This new space in Paso Robles houses both the new ETS laboratory and Scott Laboratories, a fermentation products and winery equipment retailer. This arrangement allows winemakers to drop off samples and procure winemaking supplies in one location, saving time and travel during the hectic harvest and crush season. The location is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays (with extended weekend hours during harvest) and is located at 3320 Ramada Drive, just off of Highway 101 in Paso Robles.
“What we provide from our labs is more than technology and precise data, we provide expertise,” said Microbiology Group Leader Dr. Richard DeScenzo. “Our specialized technicians and scientists become an integral part of your winemaking team, helping interpret the results of our work so that winemakers and grape growers have a full understanding of both the tests and the results.”
For further information visit www.etslabs.com.