oak barrels

The Oak Cooperage

Established in 1972

Higbee, Missouri

Located Higbee, Missouri and formerly known as A&K, The Oak Cooperage has been producing American oak barrels, primarily for wineries, since 1972.

In 2015, Silver Oak - a leading producer of food-friendly Cabernet Sauvignon aged exclusively in American oak - became the sole owner of the cooperage.

Having purchased a 50 percent interest in the cooperage in 2000, Silver Oak saw full ownership as an opportunity to maintain exacting barrel-making standards and secure a consistent supply of aged stave wood.