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  • Sympa-PI French Oak Winemaking Barrels

    We have discontinued this line of barrels for the time being, but we do still offer separate lines of quality wine making barrels and barrel alternatives. See available wine making barrels here.

    Our Sympa-PI French oak wine barrels are SPECIAL ORDER. Please contact Randy at 814-725-1314, extension 209, or for pricing and availability.

    Presque Isle Wine Cellars is pleased to offer superior quality French Oak Wine Barrels manufactured for us by a respected artisanal French cooperage under our Sympa-PI brand. Sympa-PI should be part of the equation for the commercial or discerning home winemaker when producing premium wine that is crafted to last. You CAN taste the difference. 


    In French, someone who is especially tuned in to others and is a considerate friend is called sympathique, or "sympa" for short and that is just what these barrels are.  Sympa-PI barrels are made to work in considerate harmony with your wine, imparting refined oak characteristics that do not overpower or compete with its natural terroir.


    French Oak Wine making Barrels Mercier

    What is the Sympa-PI Advantage?

    Family Affair:  Our cooperage partner, like Presque Isle Wine Cellars, is a family run business with personal involvement and firm commitment to quality and craftsmanship and our families stand behind the products we sell.


    Excellent Price to Quality Ratio: Artisanal quality without the artisanal price


    Harmony and Synergy: Mercier wine barrels work in harmony with the local and natural characteristics of your grapes or fruit


    Customization: Diverse product options allow you to "customize" your wine barrel characteristics (forest selection, grain selection, toast style and toasting level) within a cost effective production volume framework


    Toast is Critical: The ability to select from four Toast Levels to best match the fruit or grape varietal you are working with is an invaluable tool that can enhance wine quality and character, especially with Eastern Grapes.


    Our Experience: Presque Isle Wine Cellars has used these French Oak Wine barrels in our own award-winning wine production. Any time we have worked with Sympa-PI wine barrels and performed side by side trials with other barrels, we find the Sympa-PI barrels have never overpowered our wines with wood as have some others. While imparting the nuances and rich character that is expected from barrel aging, these barrels also preserved our terroir and varietal characteristics and enhanced the overall quality of the wine. 


    Learn more about the Sympa-PI products offered by Presque Isle Wine Cellars:


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    Looking for more details on Sympa-PI  products? See the spec sheet.


    Sympa-PI barrels are SPECIAL ORDER only. Contact Randy at 814-725-1314 or via email at to inquire about pricing and product availability. 


    Interested in American oak? See our American Oak Barrels