Learn how wine barrels are built and watch as they are toasted inside with fire by the cooper artisans from Tonnellerie Ô . Taste wines from different barrels and toasts to experience the effect these have on wine. Enjoy an authentic wine country cookout, bonfires and music under the stars at the Buellton Bodegas in the Santa Ynez Valley. Winemakers will be on hand with plenty of opportunity to discuss their wines and offer barrel tastings. Enjoy meeting the folks from Carivintas Winery, Casa Dumetz Wines, Larner Vineyards, Municipal Winemakers, Andrew Murray Wines and Coquelicot Wines.
Tonnellerie Ô was conceived of and built with a noble vision: to handcraft exquisite French oak barrels essential for making the world’s finest wines. While their oak is French, Tonnellerie Ô is distinctly American. They’ve chosen to build their barrels right here in California, amongst so many of the world’s finest wineries. All their barrels are hand crafted, hand toasted and hand finished by accomplished artisans skilled in the age-old craft of coopering. Using their keenly trained sense of sight, smell and touch, the veteran coopers transform oak selectively sourced from the finest French forests and stave mills into exceptional barrels destined for the finest wines. Please join us for this unique experience!