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Nadalie cooperage

Five generations of this family have been making wine barrels for over 100 years.

Today you find Nadalie barrels in USA, Australia, Chile, South Africa, Japan and most of Europe. Take a 2 hour tour through the Nadalie cooperage – it is just South of Chateaux Margaux in the Medoc.

See how modern technology has taken over some of the work of the cooper craft, but barrel assembly, bending, toasting, tuning and sealing is still the hand-work of the craftsmen, as is the sourcing and selecting of oak trees for the staves.

Tours are conducted on weekday mornings with an optional wine tasting from the vineyard of Christine Nadalie.

Call +33 (0) 557 100 202 to make an appointment or email