The average 225 litre wine barrel weighs between 40kgs to 55kgs depending on the thickness of the stave and also the hydration of the wood.
The width of the barrel at the girth (widest point) is around 700mm and the width at the head (narrowest point) is around 540mm.
No. The wine barrel is essentially one solid structure with no moving parts.
Yes, we deliver to most places.
Around 98% of the barrels we sell are made from French Oak. Occasionally, we do get barrels that are made from Croation, American or Hungarian oak, however these are uncommon.
No, but we can supply a 57 litre barrel.
Yes! All of our barrels are sourced from premium West Australian Wineries and have all been used to make wine.
Typically, we do two delivery runs per week. We try to deliver between 6pm and 9pm in the evening as this is generally when people are home.
Yes, when I deliver the barrel I’ll move it to exactly where you want it.
We’ve delivered many barrels to wine cellars with exceedingly narrow entrances and are yet to encounter a wine cellar where we were unable to get the barrel inside. If the barrel doesn’t fit then a full reimbursement will be given.
It’s about 960mm high, almost as high as a kitchen counter.
Depending on the barrel used, usually between 450mm to 480mm.
The best way to look after a half barrel is to oil it a great deal. We recommend two or three applications with Danish Oil, Linseed Oil, or if you’re really keen then mix linseed oil with mineral turpentine at a ratio of 50/50. This will lower the viscosity of the linseed oil and allow the oil to further penetrate the wood. As far a lining with plastic is concerned, this prevents the French oak from absorbing moisture and will lead to dehydration of the wood and subsequent delamination of the barrel.
Yes. If you would like to secure a particular barrel for someone’s birthday etc. then if you pay a small deposit, we’ll be happy to keep the barrel aside for you.