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21660 8th Street E
Sonoma
CA, 95476
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707.996.8781
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NEW BARREL OAK ALTERNATIVES

Innerstave is internationally recognized as the premier provider of new barrel oak alternatives. 

For more than forty years, the Innerstave team has helped winemakers around the world enhance the color, mouthfeel, structure, complexity, and aromatic support of their beverages through oak alternatives. Winemakers have used our products for decades to expand their oak spice rack flavor profiles, as well as reduce new barrel cooperage expenses by taking wood to the wine rather than wine to wood. 

In 1979, Innerstave initiated a paradigm shift in the wine industry by bringing premium new barrel oak flavor to wine through oak alternatives. Innerstave was created by one simple idea: build a system to replenish premium wine oak barrel flavors without needing to purchase new barrels every few years. The company is responsible for an entire industry of new barrel oak alternatives, also known as oak adjuncts, oak alternatives, oak add-ins™, oak integration systems and oak infusion products. 

Innerstave helps winemakers, brewers and distillers embrace more environmental and sustainable business practices by taking advantage of oak alternatives. Eco Friendly – Sustainable – Cost Effective. 

We source our oak alternatives from central France and the American Midwest. Our strong relationships with our American and French oak wood sources enable us to supply the highest quality products throughout our line from one year to the next. All our products are open air seasoned, toasted and produced at our facility located in Sonoma, California’s Carneros wine region. 

Innerstave is driven by the singular goal of assisting winemakers, brewers and distillers to achieve the new barrel oak flavor characteristics they seek by bringing oak to the beverage. Our convection oven toasting and premium oak sourcing allow us to create oak flavor profiles that are complex as well as consistent, year after year.


Call: 707.996.8781 or 888.996.8781

Email: sales@innerstave.com

Website: Innerstave.com

NEW BARREL OAK ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS & CONSULTING


SENSORY EXPERIENCE with OAK ALCHEMIST

When you work with Innerstave, you have a team of oak alchemy consultants working together with you to achieve the flavor characteristics you seek. Our team is comprised of winemakers and industry experts with practical experience to help you successfully fine-tune your wine with the ESSENTIAL ELEMENT to create a flavor that is uniquely yours.

Our consultants will help you choose the right flavor profile to achieve your goals. Then, we will help you determine which oak alternatives products to use and in the correct amounts. We will also advise on which stage of the production process to use the products to achieve the best results.


MEET OUR FLAVOR PROFILE CONSULTANTS

Call: 707.996.8781 or 888.996.8781

Email: sales@innerstave.com

Website: Innerstave.com

 

 

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BARREL INNERSTAVE - Barrel Innerstave can be used in all phases of winemaking and is designed to impart oak flavor at the same rate as new premium oak barrels. The system works within the framework of a comprehensive barrel program to augment total premium oak flavor profiles, while moderating the higher cost of purchasing all new barrels.

 

 

Barrel Innerstave Installation
Barrel Innerstave Installation
Installation of Innerstave Barrel Innerstave insert.
Barrel Installation
Barrel Installation
Installation of Innerstave Barrel Innerstave insert.

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Let Innerstave Help You Achieve the Flavor Characteristics You Seek
12 June, 2020

Innerstave, for more than forty years, is internationally recognized as the premier provider of oak alternatives. We are poised to develop new concepts and continue as beverage makers progress. We help clients embrace more Eco Friendly and Sustainable business practices; taking advantage of oak alternatives that are Cost Effective, Complex, and Consistent.

A look Behind the Product introducing our New Team who bring fresh perspectives, and ready to help you bring your wine making opportunities to life.

Oris Pacheco, Operations Manager. A leader with a background in Lean Manufacturing for the past 23 years including large global companies to small privately owned businesses; 5s and Six Sigma. His favorite part of Innerstave is the passion that is shared across the organization to provide unmatched consistent products to our clients.

Javier Ramos, Production Manager, graduated from Sac State Business honors program then came to Innerstave after working in Operations Management and developing high standards for quality assurance. The strong sense of teamwork and his ability to directly impact the flavor profile of the wine by maintaining and controlling product consistency is what he enjoys most.

Rob Mirante, our Logistics Manager has over 25 years of logistics and warehousing experience from Patagonia, Dako, and Pfizer doing inventory, warehouse management, and raw material receiving and quality control. He ensures that every client receives our products accurately and on time.

Carolyn Hillman, Winemaker & Technical Sales Consultant, comes to Innerstave with 16 years of tasting room, vineyard, and winemaking experience in Sonoma, Napa, and the North Coast working at Larson Family Winery, Nice Wine Co., Rack & Riddle Winery, and Three Wine Company in Clarksburg. Her passion for vineyards and winemaking sparked at Cal Poly, SLO. What she enjoys most is helping people achieve success in the art of winemaking.

Cody Ewers, US Sales & Marketing Director, started his career in the wine industry 9 years ago working harvests in Napa and Sonoma. He comes to Innerstave having experience from Seguin Moreau’s Fine Northern Oak and most recently Western Square Industries working with California wineries and vineyard managers selling irrigation and trellising supplies over the last 7 years. He loves sales and believes that the best business partnerships are built on earned trust and mutual respect.

Innerstave™ LLC | 21660 8th St. East | Sonoma, CA 95476
sales@innerstave.com | www.innerstave.com

800.996.8781


A Special Message to Our Customers
30 March, 2020

The Innerstave Team has joined the many other companies in our community to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by working from home for the next few weeks. During this time, our warehouse manager will be at the warehouse on Thursdays to pack and ship orders.

If you have a more immediate need, please let us know and we will do everything possible to get it delivered sooner.


To place an order, please contact:

Carolyn Hillman

Winemaker & Sensory Profile Consultant

707.888.2704

carolyn@innerstave.com


Karen Shaw

Administrative Manager

707.328-0004

karen@innerstave.com

Title Name Email Phone
Winemaker & Sensory Profile Consultant Carolyn Hillman carolyn@innerstave.com 707-996-8781
Barrel Innerstave®
Barrel Innerstave can be used in all phases of winemaking and is designed to impart oak flavor at the same rate as new premium oak barrels. The system works within the framework of a comprehensive ...
Fan Innerstave
Fan Innerstave is for use in a neutral oak barrel. Each Fan Innerstave set contains 20 square feet of premium oak wood, replicating of the surface area of a 225L barrel and providing similar extraction as ...
Oak Cubes
Premium Oak Cubes are intended for the winery that desires premium barrel flavors in their stainless steel tanks. The 15 lb. mesh bag of oak cubes contains approximately 68.10 square feet of surface area. It can be ...
Chain of Oak
Chain of Oak is a self-installed "through the bunghole" oak flavor profile delivery system designed by Innerstave to benefit those winemakers who do not require 100% new barrel oak flavor. This system is winemaker installed and ...
Bag of Block
Bag of Block is intended for the winery that desires premium barrel flavors in their wines but may not have room or the inclination to use barrels. The 22 lb. mesh bags contain approximately 63 square feet ...
OakPLUS Chips and Fines
OakPLUS Chips and Fines can be used during every stage of winemaking. Multi-stage additions are encouraged because additions at each stage of the wine processing will create different premium oak flavor profiles. During fermentation, OakPLUS ...
OakPLUS Flour
OakPLUS French Oak Flour assists in masking vegetal overtones, also known as perizines binding color and enhancing texture. The feel in the mouth is bigger, with a touch of non-aggressive tannin. The oak flavor is ...
Tank Staves
Innerstave Tank Staves, intended for use in any wine tank, are tailored for winemaker's needs on an individual basis. These staves are compatible with stave boxes, stacking systems or any other custom system that requires ...
Tank Innerstave
Tank Innerstave in any wine tank allows wineries to obtain premium oak barrel character in larger wine vessels. It is designed for use in all phases of winemaking in 5,000 to 100,000 gallon tanks. Tank Innerstave is ...
Oak Binsert™
Oak Binsert™ is a lightweight stainless steel fixture that holds 20 Innerstave French or American oak stub staves in an ordinary ½ ton plastic bin. This provides the equivalent extraction of 2.5 barrels of new oak ...
Stave Vault
Stave Vault is a stainless steel structure designed to fit inside smaller tanks and vessels to impart new oak flavor profiles. It can give wine up to 4 times new barrel impact to allow flexibility in ...

SENSORY EXPERIENCE with OAK ALCHEMIST

When you work with Innerstave, you have a team of oak alchemy consultants working together with you to achieve the flavor characteristics you seek. Our team is comprised of winemakers and industry experts with practical experience to help you successfully fine-tune your wine with the ESSENTIAL ELEMENT to create a flavor that is uniquely yours.

Our consultants will help you choose the right flavor profile to achieve your goals. Then, we will help you determine which oak alternatives products to use and in the correct amounts. We will also advise on which stage of the production process to use the products to achieve the best results.



Carolyn Hillman

Winemaker and Sensory Profile Consultant

Call: 707.996.8781 or 707.888.2704

Email: carolyn@innerstave.com

 

 


PREMIUM FRENCH OAK PROFILES

Just as our proximity to San Francisco Bay's microflora makes our premium new French oak barrel flavor profiles distinctive and unique, so does our sourcing of oak trees. We have been working with the same trusted providers in central France for more than forty years. Our oak products are convection oven toasted rather than hand-fired, enabling us to provide consistent results for winemakers, brewers and distillers, year after year.


Revere Oak™ Honorably Aged 36 Months and Specialty Toasted

Revere Oak™ Medium Toast - Seasoned for 36 months and specialty toasted, providing characters and aromas of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, baker’s spice, cinnamon, maple syrup, and chocolate, along with elegant, silky tannins.

Revere Oak™ Medium Plus Toast - Seasoned for 36 months and specialty toasted, providing characters and aromas of robust vanilla, dark chocolate, mocha, cinnamon, amber honey with oatmeal, roasted hazelnuts and smoke. This toast offers a full, creamy, velvety mouthfeel.

Revere Oak™ Plus Plus Toast - Seasoned for 36 months and specialty toasted, providing characters and aromas of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, spice (clove, nutmeg, cinnamon), dark maple syrup, dark brown sugar, molasses, and slight smoky bacon. This toast offers depth and smooth, lingering tannins.


Premium French Oak

French Oak Untoasted - Provides rich, round, mid palate and sweetness, reduces vegetal characters.

French Oak Light Toast - Provides oak structure without being overwhelming, lifting the varietal’s attributes and allowing the fruit to shine. The flavors offer delicate sweetness, prominent oak spice, with a vibrant fruit-driven finish.

French Oak Medium Toast - Provides complex, pleasant and delicate toasted oak characters and aromas of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, oatmeal with honey, graham cracker, with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavors offer sweetness, creaminess and roundness to the mouthfeel with a lingering non-aggressive toast character.

French Oak Medium Plus Toast - Provides complex, pleasant and well defined toasted oak characters and aromas of vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, chocolate, coffee, mocha, graham cracker, with a touch of nutmeg and clove. The flavors offer sweetness, creaminess and roundness and depth to the mouthfeel with a lingering pronounced toast character.

French Oak Plus Plus Toast - Provides complex, pleasant and well defined toasted oak characters and aromas of maple syrup, dark chocolate, coffee, nutmeg, clove, with a touch of smoked meat character. The flavors offer sweetness with a nice pronounced spice, creaminess and roundness to the mouthfeel with a lingering pronounced toast character.

PREMIUM AMERICAN OAK PROFILES

Our sourcing of oak trees, along with our proximity to San Francisco Bay’s microflora makes our premium new American oak barrel flavor profiles distinctive and unique. Our oak products are convection oven toasted rather than hand-fired, enabling us to provide exceptionally consistent results for winemakers, brewers and distillers, year after year.


Premium American Oak

American Medium Toast - Provides complex, pleasantly mild and delicate toasted oak characters and aromas of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, with a touch of coconut and clove. The flavors provide sweetness, creaminess and roundness to the mouthfeel with a lingering non-aggressive toast character.

American Medium Plus Toast - Provides complex, pleasant and well defined toasted oak characters and aromas of vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, mocha, graham cracker, with a touch of coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The flavors provide sweetness, creaminess and roundness to the mouthfeel with a lingering pronounced toast character.

Come and Experience Oak Alchemy™ with Innerstave's Oak Sensory Profile Consultants!


CiderCon 2020

Exhibits: January 28-31, 2020
Booth: 609
Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, CA


Unified Wine Symposium 2020

February 4-6, 2020
Exhibits: February 5 & 6, 2020
Booth: B1034
Cal Expo, Sacramento


American Craft Spirits Assoc.

7th Annual Distillers’ Convention 2020
Exhibits: March 29-31, 2020
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR


American Distilling Institute

Exhibits: April 6-8, 2020
New Orleans, LA


Craft Brewers Conference

April 19-22, 2020
Henry B. González Convention Center
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX


International Rum Conference

September 26, 2020
Coral Gables, FL


WIN - Wine Industry Network

December 3, 2020
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA


Carolyn Hillman

Winemaker and Sensory Profile Consultant

Call: 707.996.8781 or 707.888.2704

Email: carolyn@innerstave.com