Greater Value in Less Space
One Sonoma Cast Stone concrete NuBarrel™ is 42”square x 63”high. The NuBarrel™ has a capacity of 240 gallons, and it occupies the floor space of approximately one and one-half oak barrels. A standard, oak wine barrel holds 60 gallons, so the NuBarrel™ holds as much wine as four barrels. And that's where the similarities end.
The Value of 40 Oak Barrels
An oak barrel will typically produce wine from four to six years. After that, someone will cut it in half, fill it with dirt and plant geraniums in it. A concrete NuBarrel™, with the capacity of four oak barrels, will produce your finest wine for four to six DECADES, or roughly ten times as long, making ten times as much wine as the oak planter box did, way back when it was a wine barrel.
And Still More Bang for Your Buck
In addition to the increased yield of wine you will get from a concrete vessel that lasts ten times as long as a barrel, and in addition to the increased value of wine that has been aged in concrete, there is yet another benefit from concrete NuBarrels. These tanks are stackable in pairs that will produce or store eight barrels of wine in the floorspace of less than two!
Stack 'em and Rack 'em!
How much does your winery project in cost for barrels this year? How about next year? What if those barrels could last decades rather than years? The concrete NuBarrel™ will produce wine for ten times as long as oak barrels. The NuBarrel™ is also a more efficient use of floor space, yielding more wine per square-foot.
The Industry's Only Guarantee
Sonoma Cast Stone is the only manufacturer of concrete wine tanks to offer a guarantee against structural cracking and leaking.
Thinking of buying someone else's concrete tanks? Ask them about their guarantee.
Concrete NuBarrels™ stack in pairs, bolt together, and can bolt to a concrete floor. They have been tested for stability at the PEER Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research building in Berkeley, CA. We tested single and stacked tanks, in shakes exceeding the El Centro, Loma Prieta and Napa quakes. The tanks passed all tests both free-standing and bolted down.
“It’s time to re-think the barrel.”