We’ve been taking care of barrels in the Napa Valley for over 40 years. Yann Guigen, Barrel Builders Master Cooper and Shop Manager, studied cooperage in France before coming to the U.S.
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Yann Guigen, our Master Cooper – 707.953.8923
The Shop & Warehouse are located at
865 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA
Excellent work on our reconditioned barrels.
Thanks again for your great service.
We have been in the business of repairing and maintaining cooperage for over 40 years. During that time we have been asked to fix virtually every type of problem you might have with a barrel – from simple bore-bug holes to multiple stave replacements when a barrel falls off a forklift. Our coopers are experienced, competent and efficient. If we can’t save a barrel (or it is not worth saving) we will let you know. All work guaranteed.
|Labor charges||$110.00 per hour|
|Minimum charge||$55.00 (½ hour)|
|Travel charge||$60.00 per hour|
|(Travel time applies if you require on-site work.)|
|$110.00 for first stave – plus material|
|$30.00 for each additional stave plus material|
|Headboard Replacement||$80.00 Labor|
|$15.00 for each additional board plus material|
|Hoop Repair||$30.00 each|
|Exterior Clean:ProxyClean||$20.00 per barrel|
|Sanding||$75.00 per barrel|
|Interior Clean: Ozone||$20.00 per barrel|
Like oak chips, the use of reconditioned barrels has become an accepted tool of winemaking. Reconditioned barrels tend to produce a round, mellow extraction of the oak. In a blend, shaved barrels can add a delicious flavor component at a very reasonable price. If you have barrels that are four to six years old, consider shaving and toasting. We remove both heads, rotate the barrel around a stationary router which shaves about 3/16 inch of saturated wood, sand it smooth, allow it to dry for 24 hours, then toast it over an open oak fire. The heads are planed smooth prior to reassembling the barrel.
Standard 50-60 barrels
|$100 (1-49 barrels)|
|$90 (50+ barrels)|
|Light to medium||$30|
For jobs over 40 barrels, we prefer to do the work on-site.
Call for a quote
|Fit and install plexiglass head||$250.00 (per head)|
|Fit and install wooden head||$150.00 (per head)|
|Custom cut your barrel||$260.00|