A PIECE OF WINEMAKING HISTORY: 9′ in diameter, almost 9′ in length, weighing approx. 2,500 lbs.
Hand crafted in Europe and then shipped to a US brewery in the early 1900s, this 3,750 gallon wine barrel was in use until the prohibition of alcohol in 1920. The barrel went undiscovered until late 2011 when it was uncovered by the Rocky Mountain Barrel Company. After almost 100 years in hiding, this beautiful and rare giant in winemaking history remained extremely well preserved, due to a long hiatus in an underground tunnel. The original wood remains in the highest antique condition.
RMBC has carefully breathed life into this sleeping giant by transforming it into a one-of-a-kind walk-in wine cave.
- French Red Oak staircase racking
- Floor track lighting with dimmers
- Steel-forged rack & cradle with locking wheels
- A custom-smoked plexiglass with tube lighting base
- 144 bottle capacity
Below is a video from our good friend Gabriel Rovick at Focus 4 Design: