• French Oak Fans & Staves

    Balance F White and FB White

    Our Balance (White) French Fans are available in two toast options, providing different flavour profiles.

    Balance F White bolsters the mid palate and provides richness. Balance FB White adds complexity to wines with premium fruit characters.


The ‘fan’ pack can be used during alcoholic and malolactic fermentations as well as for maturation applications. The A.P. John ‘fans’ offer a surface-to-volume ratio that provides the winemaker with optimum control over the regulation of the transference of oak flavours and characteristics.

Our packs have been designed for easy installation across small, medium and large tanks (from 1000L upward). Experience with A.P. John ‘fans’ indicates applications of between one and three square metres per 1000 litres of wine delivers the integration sought by most winemakers.

Please contact our experienced sales team for more information about oak types and application rates to suit your specific requirements.


Sweet Aromatic Lift. Creamy Mouthfeel. Persistent Line.
This oak type adds body and a creamy mouthfeel to wine with a toast level that bolsters and supports fruit intensity. It’s aimed specifically at Chardonnay and white varietals that require careful oak maturation.


Seasoned-oak aromatics. Fine Tannins. Depth and Complexity.
‘Barrel Like’ Characters.
The oak adds a minerality to commercial wines, supporting fruit flavours with a touch of char. Aimed specifically for Chardonnay and white varietals that require subtle supportive oak.

Growing Region

This Quercus Petraea oak is selected from the Allier and other central French forests.

Average rainfall:               950mm


Oak Seasoned at mill for two winters receiving an annual precipitation of 950mm per annum prior to shipment to our cooperage in the Barossa. The oak then spends another two-to-six months in our seasoning yard for further conditioning, which further enhances the unique properties, and to stabilise the moisture content.

Technical Specifications

Complete with stainless steel wire and carabiner (snap hook) for securing to existing rings, lugs or the tank lid. A.P. John packages ‘fans’ to ensure freshness and to keep packaging materials to a minimum, however we can pack to suit your individual requirements. No assembly is required.


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