Laboratory Sample Submission
Thank you for considering House of Wine for your enological laboratory needs. Here’s all of the important information that you should know prior to sample submission to ensure that you’re sample is processed in a timely and effective manner.
From September to November our hours are by appointment Monday- Saturday from 11-4pm. Our November through August hours are Tuesday and Thursday by appointment 11-4pm.
Samples submitted by 12pm will receive same day results. All other submissions are guaranteed results within 24 hours. Call at 297-WINE (9463) to notify us of intended sample drop-off by 12pm so that we can be prepared for your analyses.
To expedite processing, payment is due at the time of drop-off. Check, cash, and credit are all accepted. For current customers all invoicing is done electronically and due at the time of service.
Sample Labels & Supplies:
Samples must be provided in clean, sealed tubes. Complimentary sample labels and tubes are available at the lab and can be shipped as needed. Please complete all information on the labels provided to ensure correct analyses and recordkeeping. In the event that labels are unavailable, please write the sample ID, contact information (phone & email), and analyses requested on each sample submitted.
Typically 60-120 mL tubes are sufficient for many analyses, however for multiple tests, a greater amount of sample may be required. For required sample testing volumes, please refer to the pricing sheet. When in doubt, it’s always better to provide an extra sample tube than run short…
A Note about Sampling:
We’re sticklers for accurate and representative wine analyses as such, realize the quality of the analysis is directly affected by the quality of the sample taken. To help ensure that our clients get the most out of their testing we have a worksheet available detailing proper sampling techniques. Feel free to contact us for a copy. The more consistent the sample pulled, the more accurate the results. Enough said!
Sample Drop-off Instructions:
Our laboratory is located at 1409 W. Main Street, Suite 110 in Boise, Idaho, 83702. For reference, we are located next to Petso Financial.
1409 W. Main Street, Suite 110
Boise, ID 83702
Since our building is sometimes locked during business hours as we may be out running errands, please call us to verify that you are submitting samples.
Please label all samples with: sample ID, tests requested, and contact information (name, winery, email and phone)
We want to ensure that you receive the best possible service and your samples are received quickly to ensure their quality. Simply call and let us know what samples you’ll have, what time to expect them, and which drop-off option you prefer:
- Utilize our sample ‘mailbox’ next to our suite door. The building is unlocked when we are working onsite.
- Visit our drop-box location at the Split Rail Winery building (4338 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID). Our labeled black laboratory drop box is attached to the large ‘Split Rail Winery’ sign near the bike rack. The code to the sample box is 208. Samples will be picked up daily at ~11am once we are notified of sample submission.
- Arrange a time and location for us to meet. We typically visit the Sunnyslope area 1-2 times per week and are happy to pick up samples while we’re in the area.
Shipping Instructions for Out of Region Wineries
Please follow all sample preparation advice included in the general details above. To preserve sample integrity, samples should be shipped via Fed Ex or UPS overnight service. Please contact us to notify us of a sent shipment and if possible, include a tracking number.