Quality

Our Furniture and Kegs are of the finest quality in the world and we take pride in our quality of workmanship in all of our products and the care that we take sourcing and selecting our French and American Oak staves.

As a traditional cooperage, we do not use any automated machinery – every product that we produce is meticulously handmade using traditional methods and tools.  Our coopers and carpenters are overseen by our Head Cooper who has mastered the trade since the 1990s.

With our wine and spirit barrels, every stave is hand selected for optimum subtraction and quality, before being re-shaved by 2-3mm. Every barrel is steam tested and checked to be perfectly watertight before wrapped and loaded for delivery. Every barrel is manufactured to have 5-10% extra capacity and that extra barrels are dispatched with every shipment, negating any trepidation of embarrassing product failures.

Trade References

We have customers in Australia, the far and middle east, the UK, Europe and, of course, South Africa.

Please contact us and we will gladly put you in touch with them so you can evaluate the quality of our service and products.

Return and Refund Policy

If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we’re here to help.

SA Wine Barrels will arrange to collect the product from you at no charge. Once we have inspected the product and validated the damage we will at your choice repair, replace the product or provide you with a full refund. Please take into consideration that manufacturing lead time might apply as all our products are handmade.

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