Created several years ago to ensure the quality of hops grown for VGF under the Amarillo® brand, HopTechnic® has evolved into a fully functional laboratory that performs a wide range of testing. HopTechnic® is a subsidiary of Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

Common Questions

Is HopTechnic® a certified lab?

Yes, HopTechnic® is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited lab and offers several accredited tests as part of our scope.

What tests are involved in the hop assessments?

Generally, hop assessments involve analysis of color, moisture content, alpha/beta acids, total oil, and terpenes as well as aroma analysis.

Where/When do I drop off samples?

Samples can be dropped off at or shipped to 6371 Fort Road Toppenish, WA 98948. During harvest, we accept samples M-S from 7am to 5pm. Off-season samples are accepted M-F from 8am-4pm. If shipping samples, please contact us for shipping requirements.

Are there any other tests offered that are not listed?

We do offer testing services not listed here. Please contact us to see if we can accommodate your testing needs.