An Interview with Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Winemaker

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards winemaker Lisa Valtenbergs took a moment to talk with us recently at the Stonestreet Estate Winery & Tasting Room. She talks about her winemaking for Stonestreet and how barrels play a part in her choices. Take a moment to watch the interview and learn which World Cooperage profile is her favorite.

Say Hi to Glenn!

World Cooperage is excited to welcome Glenn Jeffries to the team as our new Barrel Consultant. Glenn will be in charge of crafting partnerships in Sonoma County, Oregon and Canada.

Sonoma State University Partnership

On Monday, February 11, World Cooperage representative Rachel Hensley attended the Sonoma State University Wine Industry Scholars Program Award Luncheon at the Green Music Center.

A Recap – 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

We’re just over a week removed from the 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. The kegs were drank, the potato chips were chomped and the booth was broken down and stored for next year.

An Interview with Kendall-Jackson Winery on World Cooperage Barrels

n the late springtime World Cooperage Barrel Consultant Yuri DeLeon had a chance to stop by Jackson Family Wines’ Oakville Facility. He talked with Kendall-Jackson Winemaker Kristy Melton on her barrel program, how she tastes through barrels and how she chooses barrels for specific wines.

The Anatomy of a Wine Barrel

The Anatomy of a Barrel Sure, you probably know what a “bung hole” is (we’ll wait while your inner child chuckles) but do you know the correct terminology for the rest of a barrel? Barrels are crafted without a single nail or drop of glue – rivets hold the hoops together and the rest is a perfectly pieced together puzzle. …

An Interview with Kunde Winemaker Zach Long

World Cooperage Barrel Consultant, Jerry DeLorenzo, stopped by Kunde Family Winery to interview winemaker Zach Long, on what he looks for when choosing a World Cooperage barrel.

An Interview with Bogle’s Eric Aafedt

World Cooperage Barrel Consultant, Yuri DeLeon, stopped by Bogle Vineyards to interview head winemaker Eric Aafedt, on what he looks for when choosing a World Cooperage barrel.