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Sitting On a Great Vintage

Sitting On a Great Vintage

Austin Hawley has started making wine barrel furniture from the old Hawley barrels.

A wine barrel loses about half of its flavor each year. After about four years it is time to replace the barrel. Each barrel is hand made from tight-grain, 3 year dried, French or American Oak. Austin had a hard time cutting up this amazing wood for firewood, so he found a way to salvage the old barrels. He has started small business of crafting Adirondack chairs and tables. The chairs are strong and heavy-duty and the natural curve of the barrel staves makes them super comfortable. Check out Austin's work at the Hawley tasting room in downtown Healdsburg or on his website: www.winebarrelworkshop.com