Phoenix barrels tanks facility.
The ground breaking robotic barrel rejuvenation system,
Phoenix is so effective that red barrels can be used for white fermentation and aging.
This ground-breaking new technology developed by Diverse Barrel Solutions (patents pending) will provide wineries with consistent quality while extending barrel life and reducing the cost of new cooperage. Using the Phoenix's highly accurate laser-guided cutting technology, the system can restore old barrels to an almost new condition.
The rejuvenation benefits of Phoenix are far superior to traditional processes and have been independently verified by the Australian Wine Research Institute oak analysis service.
Winesecrets now offers this cutting edge process at its Sebastopol facility. Bring your barrels for rejuvenation or purchase Phoenix processed barrels at our cooperage partner Premium Wine Cask.
Key features of our Phoenix service include:
The patented Phoenix barrel rejuvenation process extends the life of wine barrels by up to three years at around a third of the cost of a new barrel.
Superior Contamination Removal
Phoenix removes all wine contaminants to a depth of 8mm exposing clean wood and restoring original oak flavor characteristics. The high-tech Phoenix process utilizes precision laser scanning and a high speed computer controlled cutting tool that assures complete removal of saturated oak, revealing "like-new" oak surface area.
No Color Leaching
The contaminated oak removal is so effective that even barrels previously containing red wine can be used successfully for white wine fermentation and maturation.
Ultra-consistent infrared toasting is applied using computer technology that removes the risk of toast variation and blistering.
The heads of each barrel are replaced. The reconditioned barrels are fitted with 24 month country of origin seasoned French or American oak heads.