Our company of craftsman coopers, PA. Fassbinderei, has been producing casks, vats and barriques for the refinery of wines and spirits.
We select prime quality Austrian oak from the nearby Stiria, Germany, central France or Eastern Europe which we leave in the open-air to season for long years.
We only work with quarter-sawn wood for the barrels and split wood for the barriques so the fibres are always parallel and the yielding process is more delicate and constant. The wood is naturally seasoned in mountain air to ensure perfect maturation.
WOLFSBERG – CARINTHIA
Wolfsberg is often described as the paradise of Carinthia; it is situated in Lavanttai, the most fascinating valley in Austria. On clear days the snow-capped Alps can be seen reflected in the blue waters of the lakes.
The particular Alpine climate, sunny but with a fresh mountain breeze is the ideal condition for the seasoning and maturation of wood. Winter snow and summer rain guarantee the cleansing of the hardest wood tannins so only the more delicate continue to mature in our wood, waiting to yield into your wines.