Vinmetrica  is a company specializing in products for wine analysis, with a focus on simplicity, low cost, and quality. We are developing products in the area of wine testing, targeted at professional and home vintners who need reliable analyses for sulfite (SO2) , titratable acidity (TA), malic acid, alcohol by volume, residual sugar and pH. Vinmetrica was founded in December of 2009 by Dr. Richard Sportsman. He has been an enthusiastic amateur vintner for 20 years, during which time he finally got tired of trying to use inaccurate, unreliable and/or unwieldy products for wine testing. Vinmetrica thus grew out of his desire to make the vintner’s job easier and more predictable.

Team Vinmetrica

Our talented team makes developing new products and providing quality customer service a top priority. Many of us are winemakers ourselves.


Tasting Wine from the barrelDr. Richard Sportsman; President/Owner
Rich has a Ph. D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Arizona and was the Vice President of Reagents and Assays at Molecular Devices from 2002-2008. He has over 25 years experience in life sciences research and development.



Taylor is Vinmetrica's production managerTaylor Likins; Production Manager
Taylor has a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology from California State University, San Marcos and has been with Vinmetrica since October 2011. As our production manager she oversees the accounting, shipping and customer service. She enjoys travelling and rowing crew.



Barrel testing.Rachel, Associate Scientist
Rachel has a Bachelor’s degree in General Biology from University of California, San Diego and has been with Vinmetrica since July 2013. As our Associate Scientist, she is focused on research and development and performs the laboratory tests. She also helped Rich with the development of the SC-50 MLF Analyzer. She enjoys competing in Triathlons and playing the cello.


Tim Sportsman, Shipping and Manufacturing OperationsTim Sportsman, Manufacturing/Shipping Operations
Tim prepares all the components for our SC kits, does QC on our instruments and assembles customer shipments. He enjoys playing music and plays drums in a local band.



Bryan our Sales ManagerBryan Likins, Marketing Associate
Bryan has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from California State University, Chico. He is currently working on expanding our products and services to the international market. He manages all of our social media and marketing. He loves to surf and enjoys traveling.



Nick Wood, Shipping and Manufacturing Operations
Nick Wood, Manufacturing/Shipping Operations
Nick is currently attending the Fire Academy at Palomar College in San Marcos and may join our team again early in 2016.


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