Oak barrels to let?

During one of our wine tour trips recently we met for the first time a producer (not the one on the photo) who rents his oak barrels instead of buying them. Buying French oak barrels cost a lot of money (between 600 and 800 euro for one 225-liter barrel) and renting can be a way to bring down the cost.

The Bordeaux-based company H & A Location offers rental of new oak barrels and a variety of services related to the administration and management of a chateau’s barrel cellar. The company has only been active for a few years but is growing steadily.

Wine barrels in the cellar

Wine barrels in the cellar, copyright BKWine Photography

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2 Responses to Oak barrels to let?

  1. Paul Bolinger December 16, 2012 at 14:49 #

    See what happens to the barrels when they can no longer be used to age wine. My wife and I carve and paint them. Take a look at

    • Britt Karlsson December 16, 2012 at 16:42 #

      Hi Paul! Thanks for your message. I looked at you site, looks great.

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