High-Quality Napa Valley Wine Barrels
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - "I ordered a used wine barrel from Mystic Barrels... Much to my surprise it was much nicer than barrels that I had seen for more than twice the price. I would definitely purchase again from Mystic Barrels and would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a used wine barrel. The communication and service were first class." - Dave F. (Verified Buyer)
These barrels come to us from the beautiful Napa Valley California region. Wine barrels are only used to mature a few batches of wine. After that, there is little flavor left for the barrel to impart into the wine. So the barrels are retired from the wineries...
At that point, Mystic Barrels swoops in and picks out the highest-quality, best-looking, used wine barrels available! We have them loaded up on a train to be shipped cross-country to us here at Mystic Barrels. They are always in stock here and ready for you!
Customers are adding these barrels to their home, patio, game room, restaurant, wedding venue, you name it!
Many customers leave these barrels just the way they are, using them for decoration, displays, and tables.
Others use the barrels for DIY projects, such as creating barrel planters, refurbished tables, wine cabinets, bathroom vanities and everything in-between.
Here are just a few examples of what customers are doing with their wine barrels from Mystic Barrels!
The perfect barrels for any idea or project!
When we go shopping for wine barrels, we look for 4 primary things:
Tight hoops/bands - The hoops or metal bands on the barrel can become loose or fall off over time. We inspect each barrel to ensure the barrels are well secured to the barrel.
Flat Heads - We inspect each barrel to ensure it has a flat head, so you can rest a drink, food or decoration right on top of the barrel.
No major cracks or damage - We inspect each barrel to ensure there are no major cracks, damage, or stains that would interrupt the aesthetics or functionality of the barrel.
We ensure the barrel looks beautiful and meets or exceeds the barrel appearances shown in our photos.
Meeting these criteria will ensure the barrels are right for you!
Each barrel comes with a wooden bung/cork/plug!
Here are the wine barrel specs:
Napa Valley Wineries
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Please Note: Each and every used barrel is unique and full of its own character. As such, please know that there inherently is slight variations in the appearance and construction of each barrel. Contact us with any questions!
Frequently Asked Questions
What quality criteria does Mystic Barrels look for when buying and selling used wine barrels?
When we go shopping for truckloads of whiskey and wine barrels, we look for 3 primary things:
Recently dumped barrels
- This ensures that the barrels are structurally sound and the hoops/bands are tightly secured.
All of our wines barrels have only been used for wine only; not beer, ciders, or any other products that could become problematic.
- Often times, whiskey barrel heads and become warped due to the swelling of the wood. We inspect each barrel to ensure it has a flat head, so you can rest a drink, food or decoration right on top of the barrel.
No major cracks or damage
- Whiskey barrels can get damaged over the course of their life aging whiskey. We inspect each barrel to ensure there are no major cracks or other imperfections that would interrupt the aesthetics or functionality of the barrel.
What is the difference between the used whiskey and used wine barrels? Which should I buy?
Both whiskey and wine barrels can be used in all of the same ways, and for all of the same DIY projects!
When deciding between the two, the decision typically comes down to your preference on appearance, or simply your preference for whiskey or wine as a beverage!
The whiskey barrels inherently have a more rustic character and appeal. The wine barrels retain a cleaner, lighter, and newer look, and often have light red wine stains throughout.
Either way, you can't go wrong!
Can I leave the wine barrels outside?
Absolutely! As with most wooden furniture, decks, or siding, wood tends to 'gray' over time if left unprotected. For barrels, this is often a desired appearance.
If you prefer the barrel to retain a more original appearance, I would recommend coating the barrel in an exterior grade polyurethane.
Will the wine barrel hold liquid?
Our wine barrels may or may not be liquid-tight. If they are not, they are typically pretty easy to rehydrate by filling with water and allowing it to leak until the wood swells enough to seal.
If you need a liquid-tight barrels, we would recommend going with our used whiskey barrels
, which are liquid-tight from the get-go!
Can I refurbish a barrel myself?
Definitely! Its hard work, but a beautiful end product.
In fact, check out our 4-part DIY Series at the link below:
Can you refurbish the barrel for us?
Yes, again! Below is the link to our refurbished whiskey and wine barrels:
Is there anything we need to do to the wine barrel once we get it?
If locating a used barrel indoors, the only thing we would recommend is that you may want to secure the hoops to the barrel.
Dry indoor air can often dry out a barrel. This can result in the barrel hoops/bands loosening and sometime shifting or falling. We would recommend securing each hoop to the barrel using sheet metal screws, or drilling a hole and adding a wood screw or nail. 3 fasteners per hoops should do the trick!