Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Wine Barrel & Bark ©

Arrghh so much time has passed since I have found time to write anything for the blog! We've been more than busy running wine tours and preparing wine tasting suppers for our lovely guests at La Grande Maison. We re-opened for the season at the end of March and have not stopped since!

Fruit Platter

Hey ho! Just snaffled a few minutes to post a few photos of some of Sue's new line of wine related products for Wine Barrel & Bark ©. These are hand crafted items, all unique and all made from either parts of a barrel or cork. Here is a small sample of some of the items we made over the winter period.

Contemporary Kitchen Hooks

All the items are hand-made from the original staves of a wine barrel that has been used to age Loire wines. The barrel is de-constructed first of all and then dried out. The individual staves are then sanded down to give them a smooth finish before they are waxed and polished.

Wine Glass & Bottle Holder

Sue then decides what to create. This might involve searching for vintage hooks to add to the stave from the many brocantes we have in the area or cutting the wood to create an item such as this wine glass and bottle holder.

Loire Valley Wine Cork Table

We have many more examples such as bathroom hooks, coat hooks, wine glass holders and fruit bowls available at the house. Each item is signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity. As if you need it with the wine staining still apparent on the staves.

Bottle Rack 100% recycled 100% hand-made

Prices start from 25 euros and items are currently only available for viewing and purchase at La Grande Maison. If you are interested then please ask to see what we have available during your stay and we'll show you around the workshop.