About Renaissance Yeast Inc.
Renaissance Yeast Inc. is a leader in the development and commercialization of hydrogen sulfide-preventing wine yeasts for winemakers worldwide. Our highly experienced research staff is dedicated to developing yeasts that address and solve some of the industry’s most important challenges.
The hydrogen sulfide-preventing traits of our proprietary and patent-pending wine yeasts were discovered by Dr. Linda Bisson and her research team in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis, through research funded by the American Vineyard Foundation. Renaissance Yeast is the exclusive global licensee from the University of California for this innovative advancement in wine.
Through the application of classical breeding techniques, Renaissance Yeast has further developed this yeast technology into commercially successful hydrogen sulfide-preventing wine yeasts. These are now available to help winemakers produce more cost-effective, appealing vintages unblemished by hydrogen sulfide's negative effects. In essence, the use of Renaissance yeasts unmasks the wine’s true character and complexity that may be otherwise obscured by the hydrogen sulfide that is produced in some amount in traditional wine yeast fermentation.