Artisan Barrels is the exclusive US Representative for Tonnellerie Rousseau of Burgundy, The Oak Cooperage (formerly A&K Cooperage) of Missouri and Artisan Barrels Selection of France, Hungary and Armenia (for Russian oak barrels); and concrete wine manufacturer Nomblot of Burgundy and stainless steel tanks manufacturer Lejeune of Bordeaux.
We specialize in providing North American wineries with premium oak barrels, tanks, casks, puncheons, small barrels hand-crafted in France, Hungary, Armenia and the US by Artisan coopers; and with boutique concrete and stainless steel tank manufacturers in France. We strive to offer personalized service to winemakers through one-on-one barrel tasting, evaluation and consultation. All of our barrels are guaranteed for one year and our local coopers perform repairs and maintenance tasks in a timely manner. Our concrete tanks are guaranteed for five years (2 years on fittings), and our stainless steel tanks are guaranteed for 2 years.
Emphasizing service and a dedication to better wine ageing, Artisan Barrels strives to provide the highest quality oak, concrete and stainless steel tanks, and fine oak barrels: all reflecting an “artisanal” philosophy and approach.
Prior to running Artisan Barrels & Tanks’ owner, Jerome Aubin , set up and managed the American subsidiary of a major French cooperage from the Cognac Region of France; there, He learned in France and in California the barrel trade from coopers and winemakers. His formal training includes a Bachelor of Arts in International Trade from the "Ecole Supérieure de Gestion" in Paris, France and a Master of Strategic Management for Medium-sized Firms from the University of Reim in the region of Champagne, France
To further his education in winemaking and viticulture, he attended several classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College and took part on several crushes in Napa and Sonoma with winemakers and consultants. Since 2001, he has been producing his own label, Verve Wines making at various times Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer, from cool climate vineyards of California and the Pacific Northwest (Russian River, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Mountain, Columbia Valley and Willamette Valley). He has also produced French Colombard from the warm climate of Cotes de Gascogne, France. For further information please visit Aubin Cellars’ website: www.aubincellars.com.
Jerome Aubin’s sales main duties are general management and business development but he also look after an existing pool of key clients in the wine producing regions of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Oregon and Southern California.
Artisan Barrels & Tanks, Inc. also includes three employees to help us with the growth of the sales agency: