Quercus French: Steeped in tradition, Quercus French staves are sourced from our dedicated barrel stave production facility in the center of France. Selected by expert craftsmen strictly for use in winemaking, not commercial lumber applications, Quercus French oak reflects the fine attributes of these prized forests. Once air-dried in France and Hungary for 30-36 months these staves provide a discerning choice for winemakers.
Quercus Hungarian: Revitalized and reinvigorated, the widespread use and broad acceptance of Hungarian oak has forever changed oak in winemaking. Quercus Hungarian oak is sourced from the finest forests selected for their desirable physical, chemical and enological characteristics. Each stave is air-dried at our facility in southern Hungary for a minimum of 30 months where abundant rains and hot summers soften the oak tannins.
Quercus American: Robust and reliable, Quercus American oak is sourced from Minnesota and the northern Midwest. Once air-dried for 36 months, robust tannins soften while retaining the integrity and character of American oak.
Quercus oak chips are a multifaceted winemaker's tool. They are cost effective and can add attractive oak flavors and aromas to wines over a short period of time. Uncompromising standards require the best oak. Quercus oak chips are sourced from barrel quality oak used at our stave mills. Once seasoned, the use of traditional fire toasting techniques with advanced flame control technology ensures consistent product quality.
Quercus oak bullets offer a protracted extraction time and more refined aromas. A defined surface ratio in a product with less exposed end grain provides a reliable tool for developing desirable oak flavors. Produced using traditional fire toasting techniques with advanced flame control technology, from oak seasoned over three years, ensures consistent product quality.
Barrel flow sticks offer a convenient method of introducing fine toasted oak to any neutral barrel by way of the bung hole. No assembly required. Each flow stick pack contains 45 toasted oak segments tied together in a food grade nylon sleeve with an eyelet on the end that screws into the bottom of any bung.