Friday, February 28, 2014

Heritage Barrels Now Representing Vino Vessel's Line Of Concrete Tanks In The U.S

Heritage Barrels Now Representing Vino Vessel's Line Of Concrete Tanks In The U.S., Canada And Mexico

Napa-based Heritage Barrels, LLC announced today that it is representing Paso Robles based Vino Vessel, Inc.’s complete line of concrete tanks for the United States, Canada and Mexico (with the exception of San Luis Obispo County). Heritage Barrels offers high-end oak cooperage and vats, and has seen demand for concrete vessels grow throughout the North American market.
Vino Vessel’s state-of-the-art fermentation and storage vessels are made in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, and have developed a loyal following in the Central Coast region of California. Vino Vessel’s concrete tanks have been used in the production of many top rated wines, including those from Booker, Chronic Cellars, Linne Calodo, Peachy Canyon and Stolpman Vineyards, among others. The company has been building quality vessels for both red and white wines, ranging from 70 to 1,300 gallons since 2007. Combining the beneficial oxygenation qualities of oak with the efficiency and durability of stainless steel, Vino Vessel’s concrete units offer a distinct cost-effective solution for the fermentation and aging of fine wines.
“We’re already working with some of the top winemakers in the Central Coast, and our partnership with Heritage Barrels allows us to showcase our concrete vessels to an expanded network of winemaking clients throughout North America,” said Micah Utter, President and CEO of Vino Vessel.
“The value of concrete as a fermentation and storage vessel has been evident for centuries,” said John Schilter, Managing Partner of Heritage Barrels. The concrete tanks from Vino Vessel allow us to offer another superior tool to our wine producing clients that complements the wood and stainless steel products they already use.”
About Heritage Barrels, LLC
Heritage Barrels is a manufacturer and distributor of some of the world’s most premium wine barrels. It offers the finest in oak and concrete vessels, perfectly matched to the needs of the most respected winemakers. In addition to its own American and Hungarian oak wine barrels, the company offers traditionally crafted French oak barrels from Tonnellerie Vallaurine (Rhône Valley) and Giraud (Cognac). Heritage Barrels is also the exclusive distributor for Oenotan Sélection, the only water-soluble oak extract available for the wine and spirits industry. The company was founded in 2009 by four wine industry veterans: John Schilter, Eric Mercier, Rich Davis and Jeff Jaeger.

About Vino Vessel
The United States’ original domestic concrete vessel manufacturer, Vino Vessel was established in the Paso Robles wine country, by concrete artisan Micah Utter and his wife Lacey, who were driven to address numerous winemaking needs expressed by local winemakers. The result is an innovative new line of concrete tanks for the production of both white and red wines. Tanks produced by Vino Vessel range in size from 70 gallons to over 1,300 gallons, with the possibility to design and produce larger size tanks. Their proprietary methods allow the company more flexibility to produce custom size containers at reasonable and competitive prices.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

We are pleased to anounce....

Heritage Barrels is now representing Vino Vessel, Inc. in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

 (707) 696-7695  
2180 Oak Knoll Avenue, Napa CA 94558

A little more about Heritage Barrels and John Schilter!

John Schilter has been in the wine industry for over 20 years. He graduated from U.C. Davis in 1988 with a B.S. in Fermentation Science and in 2002 with an MBA in Finance & Marketing.
Upon graduation from Davis in 1988, John worked in Europe for 1 ½ years, including a harvest in the Médoc, before returning to California to work as a winemaker.
In 1995, he joined Seguin Moreau where he worked for ten years, beginning in sales and working his way up to Vice President of Production and President/CEO. Most recently, John was President of Vinquiry, Inc. before establishing Heritage Barrels LLC with his partners.
John keeps making wine under his own small label. He lives in Napa with his wife and four children.