About Us

Who We Are

Scott Laboratories Inc. (USA) and Scott Laboratories Ltd. (Canada) are privately held companies specializing in value-added products for the North American wine, craft brewing and distilled spirits industries.

Our predecessor firm (the Berkeley Yeast Laboratory) was literally founded in the weeks prior to the end of Prohibition in 1933. The mission of the new company was to help customers produce better products for THEIR customers. Value-added was a core principle then. It remains a core value eight decades later.

Our first products were lab services and yeast. In the years that followed the needs of our industry customers led us first to cellar supplies, then to packaging and finally into processing and bottling equipment. It has been an 80-year evolution driven by the concept of adding value.

Our current product portfolios include some of the most famous names in the wine, craft brewing and spirits industries. In some cases, we have our own proprietary products (such as Sparkolloid and Scottzymes) while in other cases we work with partner firms. You can checkout virtually all of our offerings on this website.

Today our companies have approximately 85 employees. Our headquarters are in Petaluma, California and Pickering, Ontario. We also have satellite facilities in Healdsburg (Sonoma County) and Paso Robles (Central Coast of California).


Our vision at Scott Laboratories is to provide the best customer experience to the specialty beverage community.


Our mission is to advance the long-term success of the specialty beverage community by providing best-in-class products and services.

We believe in education, honesty, and doing the right thing.


Scott Labs is building a workplace that values, invites, supports, celebrates, and embraces our differences. We believe that:

  • Everyone wants to feel valued and have equal & equitable access to make a positive contribution and develop their career.
  • Challenges and differences are navigated with transparency and clarity by honoring each other's humanity and different perspectives.
  • Our job is to empower everyone to show up authentically.
  • We must act with fairness, trust, safety, and respect.