All our products are unique and limited only by our imagination. Once a product is conceived, we make a prototype. This is then finely tuned...read more
All our products are unique and limited only by our imagination. Once a product is conceived, we make a prototype. This is then finely tuned to balance both form and function. Once this is accomplished, we hand it over to our artists who develop several finishes to reflect the appropriate genre. Then I examine the product to confirm that it meets our design standards before handing it off to our Quality Control specialist who checks it for strength and durability.
WHY DO WE ONLY USE FRENCH WINE BARRELS? Barrel-destined oak trees ideally grow in cool climates, which gives them a chance to mature slowly and develop a desirable tight grain. Most of the French oak for barrels comes from one of five forests, some of which were originally planted during Napoleonic times for shipbuilding. The main forests, mostly located in central France, are Allier, Limousin, Nevers, Tronçais and Vosges, and each is considered to have distinctive characteristics.
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