Play Video
Silviculture and Cooperage
The wisdom of generations, the ingenuity of the present
IMG 3447

The best forests of France and America meet the finest of California cooperages


Tonnellerie Ô seeks out the world's highest quality oak from the forests of France and America. We work exclusively with family-owned stave makers who have sourced oak from these forests for generations. In the cooperage, our Master Cooper and his team of craftsmen build, toast and finish every barrel by hand.


Like Napa Valley winemaking visionaries Robert Mondavi and André Tchelistcheff, at Tonnellerie Ô we believe in the combination of Old World tradition and New World ingenuity--guided by a spirit of creativity. This approach results in the kind of superior barrel making that enhances the quality of the world's finest wines.

We go right to the source to find high quality oak--the ancient forests of France and the abundant woodlands of America.

Rigorous inspection during every stage of production guarantees that only the most flawless staves become a part of our finished barrels.

Our coopers craft barrels with the same passion, attention to detail and respect for nature as our winemaking partners use to craft their wines.

Each barrel is hand-toasted over an open flame to exact specifications.