We think this is such a cool idea – and it’s eco-friendly too! 200,000 wine barrels are retired each year, just from California alone. Some end up as firewood, but most are destined for landfills. However, at Savante Wine Cellars, founder Darryl Hogeback is passionate about using every part of the barrel, recycling the wood into custom wine cellars.
The Stave Oak collection (pictured above) is handcrafted using mortise and tenon construction — no nails, staples or screws. The vineyard stamps on barrel heads can be turned into decorative touches on drawer faces and flooring.
It’s nice to know that once you’ve enjoyed your perfectly aged glass of Pinot, the barrel that once held it has another life to live.