Our concept is unique in France!
A participative and fun workshop, ideal for your seminars or family outings to develop teamwork in a very friendly spirit.
We can welcome you alone or in groups.
We adapt the duration to your schedule.
We offer you the opportunity to discover cooperage in our workshop or at a location of your choice:
- We can welcome you in our workshop, 5 minutes from Beaune in the commune of Vignoles.
- We have also selected privileged locations in the middle of the vineyards in the communes of Volnay and Pommard, or in a historical place: the ramparts of the Hospices Civils in the town of Beaune, under the overhang of the old vat house (location subject to rental).
- We travel throughout France.
- Our services can be provided in English and German, by reservation.
Our animations take place in 3 stages:
The first part of our animation will allow you to learn about the history of cooperage from the time of the Gauls to the present day. We will show you how our barrels are made, from the choice of oak trees to woodworking. You will discover the benefits of the barrel through the shaping of the staves and micro-oxygenation. We'll explain why barrels are an enduring global market.
After giving you a demonstration and the key points of assembly, you will be initiated into the assembly of a Burgundian piece in teams of 3 to 5. The aim is to assemble a 228-litre barrel, set it up, tighten it and roll it. The team spirit must be present! Beware, the game can be timed and noted. You will leave with a souvenir photo.
After this team building, we will explain the heating process and you will discover how the barrel is given its final shape. You will be able to understand the different firing times and the aromas that will be diffused by the wood. You will be able to discover the partnership between the winegrower and the cooper, on the marriage between the origin of the wood and the cooper's touch during the toasting, which will be complementary in the wine maturing process.
We will explain how we work the shell to be able to receive the funds with a demonstration of setting up. Then we will discuss the finishing and use of the barrel before answering your questions.
Our events can be adapted to suit your schedule. We can offer full day or half day events for parties or events. For team building or company seminars, we can also prepare an Olympiad just for you!