Chemical changes during the heating and blending of barrel staves are essential to flavoring wine. At Innerstave we have reverse engineered traditional toasting results and developed unique, precision toasting methods to maintain consistency of our highly sought after premium “barrel flavors.”

Flavors are central to Innerstave’s reputation. We take immense pride in providing oak flavors that enhance wine and we are careful to discern each winemaker’s particular flavor objective. Our goal is to develop flavors such as vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, nuttiness and toast without barbeque smokiness. Sweet, freshly baked bread characters often present themselves with the vanilla aromas. The aromas are accompanied by noticeable smoothness and body.

Production standards and details are very important to us, but our most vital objective is assisting winemakers in creating the premium oak profiles they desire.