Quercus

OAK ADJUNCTS & ALTERNATIVES

Focus on the Forest

Quercus oak products give winemakers the control, quality and finish they desire. From chips, to bullets to sticks and staves, each and every piece is sustainably sourced, seasoned and toasted oak stavewood. At Quercus we have great respect for the oak forests that provide our wood. We know that to produce oak and barrels of the highest quality, we need to take the utmost care of the continued health and sustainable future of these forests. Our knowledge of the oak forests we source from allows us to trace every product back to its origin, sometimes even to the very tree. It is only by understanding the origins of our products that we can maintain the quality, consistency and reliability of every product in the Quercus range.

Produced at the Trust Hungary Cooperage, the largest cooperage in Eastern Europe, Quercus sources oak of the highest quality from sustainable forests in France, Hungary and America. From chips, to bullets to inserts and staves, each and every piece is sustainably sourced, seasoned and toasted oak stave wood.

Only Oak Adjuncts of this quality can achieve the degree of character and structure desired by winemakers. It is only by understanding the origins of our products that we can maintain the quality, consistency and reliability of every product in the Quercus range.


Quercus American – Sweet vanilla, robust toasted oak. Provides hints of coconut and medium palate structure.

Quercus French – Glycerol, vanilla, sweet. Lifts red fruit notes, provides lineal palate structure and rounding.

Quercus Hungarian – Sweet spice, darkens fruit, adds mid palate weight. Provides hints of nutmeg, clove, and mocha. Lingers on the finish.

Oak Chips

Quercus Oak Chips are a multi-faceted winemaker’s tool. They are cost-effective and can add attractive oak flavours and aromas to wines over a short period of time.

Oak Bullets

Quercus Oak Bullets offer a protracted extraction time, and more refined aromas.

Barrel Flow Sticks

Barrel Flow Sticks offer a convenient method of introducing fine toasted oak to any neutral barrel by way of the bung-hole.

Tank Staves

Quercus sources the oak for our Tank Staves from stave narrows and prisms formed during the production of our world-class barrels.

Eco-Impact Staves

A new innovation, Eco-Impact staves are an environmentally friendly solution for your wines. The patented design allows for much more surface contact when compared to a conventional stave. Faster integration or fewer staves per tank: the choice is yours.

Oak Adjunct Requirement Calculator

Our convenient Oak Adjunct Requirement Calculator allows you to precisely measure the correct amount of oak you require.