FRENCH OAK BARRELS

Vernou

We import our barrels directly from the best French coopers of small barrels.

They are "Center of France", 24 Months Air-Dried, "Medium" and "Medium Plus," fire toasted, for those lovely, sweet vanillin, spicy, toasty flavors.

We have your premium French oak barrels in stock, and ready to supply you!

p.s.-we no longer stock American Oak Barrels. No reason other than they, unlike French Barrels, dry out rapidly on our sales floor. This makes them very difficult to re-hydrate and to make them ready for sale to you. Want American Oak? Go to Gibbs Brothers Cooperage, Hot Springs, AK and order them direct. They'll be just made, water tight, and ready to use.

Our supply is good until sold out.

New barrels come in only once a year, end of July. So, plan ahead!

Call to order: 818-884-8586    

Updated on 3-11-17

Barrel size:

Liters /

Gallons

Shipping Weight
(The dimensions of the box will affect the Shipping Rate)
Sorry, our low, direct from the cooper prices, leave no room for club discounts!

Barrel $ and Availability

"Medium + Toast" adds richer flavors of sweet oak, toast, vanilla, and spice.

This "house toast" is just exquisite!
20 Liter /
5.3 Gallon

Sorry, this size is no longer available from us. Vernou doesn't make them anymore.

(Try our Stavin, fire-toasted
French oak "beans" and Staves)

30 Liter /
 7.9 Gallon


26 lbs

22" x 16"
Shipping Size
1 available - $295
Medium+ Toast
(with sampling hole
and spigot)


9 available - $
350
(New/Lower Price) - $325
Medium+ Toast

50 Liter /

13.2 Gallon

35 lbs

         26" x 20"          Shipping Size 

15 available - $475
Medium+ Toast

Steel Rack for 50L, Burgundy Color, Powder Coated - $115
110 Liter /
 29 Gallon


 Bordeaux Style

 
55 lbs

34" x 24"
Shipping Size

 9 available - $675

(New/Lower Price) - $575

Medium+ Toast

Steel Rack for 110L, Burgundy Color, Powder Coated - $150

$8.75% sales tax added to in-state orders.

The above barrels are at our Woodland Hills, Ca. location, for your pickup.

Barrels to be shipped elsewhere, will be prepared as below and then shipped to you at whatever UPS charges for their weight/size.

Just give us 1 week to prepare your barrels.

Our price includes external preparation with:

Before use, You , will need to soak them internally with hot water until watertight.

HOW TO STORE EMPTY BARRELS

When the time comes to store your barrels empty, after use,
do the following to insure that your barrel doesn't go bacterial.

TECHNIQUE #1 TECHNIQUE #2   TECHNIQUE #3 (not recommended for barrels smaller than 110 liter)  

"The best way to keep a barrel sound,……is to keep it full of wine."

When full of wine, you'll keep an eye on your barrel, topping it regularly with more wine.

Most people loose their barrels (even while they are filled with sulfite/citric storage solution),

because they think that having a life is more important than regular topping.

Whether filled with wine or sulfite/citric storage solution, keep your barrels full, right up against the bung.

Do this topping: 110L- every three weeks; 50L- every two weeks; 30L- every week.

WARNING: WHEN YOUR BARREL GOES BACTERIAL, IT'S HISTORY! NO CURE! USE IT FOR FIREWOOD OR A PLANTER!

To order your super-premium French Oak Barrels , check for pricing and availability, above.

Then call us at  818-884-8586

No e-mail ordering.

All major credit cards accepted.

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