Used Williamson Wines Oak Barrel
At Williamson Wines we add about 250 Bordeaux barrels each year and take about 100 older ones off-line for other use. You can acquire two or more at a fraction of their original price.
The oak in our barrels comes from one of three forests in central France. Planted by order of Napoleon to ensure these unique French Oak forests survived.
Each tree is between 200 to 300 years old when it is selected and cut. After three to five years of air drying the oak is formed into a barrel by a master cooper. The barrel is toasted internally and sealed for shipment to us here in California.
We have maintained our barrels indoors in our barrel cellar, regularly cleaned by hot, high pressure water washer and free of any bacteria or mold. They are ready for use in winemaking, beer or whisky ageing, as wine cellar decorations or furniture.