The Old Russian Oak crafts 10 to 600 l casks using classic cooper’s technologies – from homemade slate split oak staves. Our monthly production volume is about 300 casks, half of which goes to Fanagoria Estate Winery, and the other half is offered to other national and international customers, including private wineries.
April 2011 – Fanagoria Winery launches own cooperage to craft wine and brandy casks
2013 – first export batch goes to William Grant & Sons Ltd., Scotland, the UK
January 2013 – Round Timber Processing Workshop opens at the Cooperage
February 2015 – another batch of casks goes to Glenmorangie, Scotland, the UK
2016 – Cooperage purchases new equipment: a jointing machine, rolling lathe, multifunctional lathe, and vertical cutter.
2017 – Cooperage makes barrels for export to Georgia
The Old Russian Oak cooperage crafts wine and brandy casks from 80 to 120-year-old Caucasian (Circassian) durmast oaks (Quercus petraea) with the density of at least four yearly rings per cm. There are three toasting options available: weak, medium (if necessary, also medium+) and strong.
Our coopers apply classical European production technologies, little known in Russia due to their sophisticated character and high demands to the equipment:
The wood undergoes high-level processing and quality control at all stages of the technological process.