The road for an oak barrel used in Barrel Road wines is a long one with many stops, each adding to the barrel’s unique story. The journey starts at a Kentucky bourbon distillery, where barrels are used to age premium bourbon whiskey. From the Appalachian hills, to the Midwest back roads; from highway 70, to the Rockies, this barrel makes the ultimate road trip to our California cellar.
Oak barrels wind their way through history and across the wine and spirits industry. Scotch distillers experimented with Sherry and Port barrels for aging single-malt Scotch; craft beer brewers have used wine barrels for sours. In the production of bourbon, only new American oak barrels may be used, providing the opportunity for aging other craft beverages – like this wine.