1875 - 2016: Time for Men
Guardians of an ancestral knowledge of excellence, Baron coopers in their workshop feed the finesse and elegance of this unique art that is cooperage. A historical, artistic, and emotional contribution is made that enhances each barrel in a collective fellowship of craftsmen trained in the rigorous standards upheld by Baron.
Precise measurement, deft handwork, and a sharp eye for detail ... Perfect mastery of this rare combination of traditional skills and techniques that Baron teaches, nurtures, and transmits while simultaneously balancing our position at the forefront of innovation.
Between tradition and high-tech
Anxious to maintain the complex and sensual relationship symbolized by wine and barrels, Tonnellerie Baron, reinvents itself by investing in R & D, and boosting creativity. Its latest innovations, Oxoline®, a barrel racking system and Vinification Integrale®, a patented system of red grape fermentation, are sweeping the cooperage industry without sacrificing our sacred tradition.
Works of high-tech art, Tonnellerie Baron barrels are made to respect the soul of the wine and support the aspirations of the winemaker. Whether Center of France, Tronçais, Premium or Culte, each brings this additional complexity, depth, and aromatic power. without being dominant, that allows the wine to exhibit its best self, to be true to its origins, and realize its potential.
Our selection of woods and forests
Traceability and quality
Since 1875, we have produced barrels to support the greatest wines. Because the characteristics of a barrel’s profile is a function of proper tree selection, and proper maturation of that wood, we believe that the pre-crafting care of source wood is fundamental to producing barrels with noble tannin profiles and remarkable complexity. Our savoir faire in this process has evolved over 140 years of care, tradition, and endless incremental improvement.
We select only the best oaks in the forests, before the traditional auction purchase. Barrels are crafted by our technicians in our own facilities, from the oak trunks to the final barrel, to ensure you a consistent process through the years. We are one of few coopers to propose a selection of nine wood origins, blends.
Because of our «human size» cooperage, we have intentionally designed our production process to allow our artisan coopers to engage fully in handcrafting each barrel we produce, giving maximum respect to their work, and our clients.
Our cooperage is using a unique technique for barrel toasting, to achieve consistency from barrel to barrel and year to year. Moreover, we keep a complete tracking history of wood lots to achieve this consistency.
To contribute to the sustainable management of forest resources, Tonnellerie Baron has committed to meet the requirements set forth by the PEFC international program. This commitment reflects our concern for environmental protection, production transparency, and also for our customer’ assurance on the origen of source wood. Through this approach, Tonnellerie Baron can guarantee uninterrupted monitoring of certified raw materials from the forest to the end customer.
Professionals at your service
Renowned for its creativity, its ability to innovate with the OXOline and Vinification Integrale and the excellence of its craftsmen, Tonnellerie Baron occupies a unique place , exclusive and avant-garde in the circle of French Cooperages.
Fully independent , Tonnellerie Baron continues a historic family tradition.
Aware that its staff is the heart of the business, Tonnellerie Baron gives priority to the training of artisans. In the workshop, production processes are constantly being improved and many skills are developed , updated, and regularly acquired to ensure the highest quality.