Tag Archives: Concrete

• Concrete wine tanks growing in popularity

Concrete wine tanks growing in popularity

For centuries, European vintners used monstrous concrete tanks to ferment and store their wines, a technique used in California’s oldest wineries before Prohibition. Now, concrete is making a comeback. North Coast wineries are trying an old technique in a new way, installing small, portly concrete tanks that look like creatures from another world. In Sonoma […]

• Dig this crazy new egg-shaped concrete wine tank

Dig this crazy new egg-shaped concrete wine tank

From what was once the egg capital of the U.S., Sonoma Cast Stone is trying to crack into a developing market for egg-shaped concrete wine fermentation tanks by producing a larger, lighter-weight alternative to the dominant French version. Wine has been found to be made in concrete vessels dating back to Roman times because the […]