Behind the Barrel – French Oak

The Oak of France – Tonnelleries Doreau and Vernou We will not purchase barrels from a tonnelliere that is too close to major thoroughfares or located in seemingly congested French villages.  We will only purchase from tonnellieres that we have personally and...

Behind the Barrel – Hungarian Oak

So, why do we at Sokol Vineyards prize the use of Hungarian Oak? There is a long history of Hungarian Tonnelleries and gorgeous oak craftsmanship supporting the development of premium red wines! Oak from the Baltic States, Serbia and particularly Hungary was very...

Behind the Barrel – American Oak

At Sokol Vineyards we spend extensive time considering, comparing, and planning the flavor profile of our wines. Our goal is to bring your tasting experience to a new level. During this ‘labor of love’ we look at all barrel (barrique) options from differing barrel...