FRENCH OAK BARRELS
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
(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 /
Sorry, this size is no longer available from us. Vernou doesn't make them anymore.
(Try our Stavin, fire-toasted
30 Liter /
22" x 16"
1 available - $295
(with sampling hole
9 available - $350
(New/Lower Price) - $325
50 Liter /
26" x 20" Shipping Size
15 available - $475
Steel Rack for 50L, Burgundy Color, Powder Coated - $115
110 Liter /
34" x 24"
9 available - $675
(New/Lower Price) - $575
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,
do the following to insure that your barrel doesn't go bacterial.
Use "Barrelclean" (sodium carbonate) and/or your hottest water to remove tartrate deposits. Rinse until water runs clear.
Use Citric Acid, hottest water and the same exact proportions, to neutralize the Barrelclean. Rinse until water runs clear.
Fill with water and sulfite solution (1 tsp. Sulfite and 1 tsp. Citric Acid per each five gallons of water)
Top up weekly with more water.
Change solution monthly.
"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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