Barrel Head

After naturally seasoning premium oak for a minimum of 3 years, we apply a proprietary heat treatment. This “barrel head” oak is then used in conjunction with our fire-toasted products to emulate the nostalgic aromas and textures of the highest quality barrels.

In a traditional barrel, more than 25% of its surface area is the untoasted heads. StaVin’s Barrel Head component improves the combination of flavors by replacing those untoasted head staves with heat-treated oak.

At a cost savings up to 95%, the blending of StaVin’s Barrel Head with our fire-toasted oak represents a significant advancement in replicating the rich textural elements found in the finest traditional barrels.

In the final analysis, the StaVin Barrel Head enhances wines with a greater texture and mouthfeel, more elegant complex flavor profiles and rounded high notes in the aromas.

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Use Barrel Head Segments (pictured above) or Barrel Head Long Beans (pictured at right) with our fire-toasted products. The Barrel Replica (pictured below) has two end sections that are heated using the Barrel Head Convection Oven process.



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