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Bouchard Cooperages is a global barrel brokerage company representing a portfolio of highly skilled manufacturers of premium French, Eastern European, Hungarian and American oak barrels and French oak alternatives. This fine collection of Coopers includes Tonnelleries BILLON, DAMY, MAURY, MASTER COOPERS, EUROPEAN COOPERS HUNGARY and the oak alternatives supplied: CANADELL.
Non oak related, Bouchard Cooperages also imports Italian eggs made of cocciopesto and concrete from DRUNK TURTLE, amphorae made from Impruneta terracotta from MONTECCHIO and sandstone or "grés" jars from VIN ET TERRE.
The companies we represent employ many talented individuals committed to producing outstanding products, always maintaining a high level of performance. From tree selection in the forest to the finished barrel ready for wine, quality control is foremost at every stage of production.
Successfully merging rich history with an ever-changing and exciting future, the five cooperages and a French oak alternatives producer represented by Bouchard Cooperages adhere to the following: they value their unique traditions, respond to market demands, and embrace developments in the industry - continually improving production in an on-going effort to keep costs low and quality high. All of our Coopers are also all family-owned enterprises, mindful of their history and commitment to future generations.
The Company Story:
Vincent Bouchard founded Bouchard Cooperages in 1979 on one basic principle: to give Winemakers access to the finest custom-fabricated French oak barrels - in time for harvest and at minimal expense - year after year.
Since then, there have been a lot of changes in the barrel business, and Bouchard Cooperages has been at the forefront of much of the innovation (studies on toast levels, forest origin, and the geography of stave aging, as well as the introduction of the silicone bung and the shrink-wrapping of barrels). In 2009, we began experimenting on the true effect of atmospheric conditions on stave aging. Our goal is to determine precisely when staves are ready for barrel fabrication, depending on specific geographic and climatic factors (a 3-year aged stave may not be ready if there was a drought for 2 of those 3 years). Last year we also introduced the "electronic signature," effectively allowing our Winemakers to approve orders from their laptops or smart phones. And this year, all of our Coopers began emailing their invoices in an effort to not only save paper, but to save our Customers time and money with accounts payable processing.
Through all of these changes, our core principle remains the same. We pride ourselves in developing long-term relationships with both our Winemakers and our Coopers. We believe it is only through this on-going collaboration that we can help Winemakers to consistently realize their winemaking passion.
Simply said, we are forever committed to helping our Coopers craft a better barrel, and to helping our Winemakers craft a better wine. Our team of Sales Consultants pride themselves on meeting with Winemakers, tasting through their wines, and helping them find the best match for a particular varietal, terroir, and individual winemaking style.
With over 30 years of experience and a global presence, we are also experts in logistics – from container consolidation to exchange rate fluctuation risk management - firmly committed to unparalleled customer service.
|Founder, General Manager||Vincent Bouchardfirstname.lastname@example.org||707-257-3582|
|International Barrel Consultant||Carrie Tidesemail@example.com||707-695-8222|
|Oregon & New Zealand Sales Manager||Roberta Manell-Monterofirstname.lastname@example.org||503-724-2744|
|International Oak Alternatives Consultant||Sarah Lanzenemail@example.com||707-592-9961|
|Eastern Canada Barrel Consultant||Mary Delaneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||905-932-3942|
|Accounting Director||Kris Conemacemail@example.com||707-256-2812|
|International Logistics||Rachel Bobbsfirstname.lastname@example.org||707-256-2813|
|Australia National Sales Representative and Intern||Amber Glastonburyemail@example.com|
|General Sales||Paolo Bouchardfirstname.lastname@example.org||707-287-0727|
|Bouchard Cooperages||860 Napa Valley Corporate Way Suite C, Napa||CA||United States||94558|