We source most of our barrels from the Beechworth wine region recognised as a GI (Geographical Indicator) globally back in December 2000. Most if not all the wine makers in the region use French Oak barrels that are made from old growth oak forests that can be 100+ years old.
Once a barrel has been retired from it’s working life by the viognier, we purchase what we require and start the process of pulling the barrel apart for raw materials that will be used in our products.
Beechworth is best known for its Chardonnay but the region also makes Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Riesling and Cabernet along with many other less known varieties.
We sometimes receive our barrel staves all pulled apart in pallet buckets which makes life a little difficult but worth the effort.
Then we spread all the pieces out in our courtyard in an effort to find and match barrel heads that can be converted to lazy Susan’s, Cheese Boards or Platters and our unique Egg Boy Side Tables.
We also collect intact barrels pull them apart only to then dowel and glue each piece back together again!
The heads a pulled apart and then glued back together before being puttied where required and sanded down to 240 – 320 grit and treated with food grade tung oil.
All products are available for online/click and collect, please contact us to provide you with an update on designs and styles.
Here are some of our products:
Lazy Susan with handles
Egg Boy side tables
A variety of Gavin’s – Cheese Boards
A Gavin in its full glory
Planter Box – stave and barrel strap
Triple stave charcuterie board/serving platter