Cooperage expertise for 3 generations

The tradition of quality

Tonnellerie Sylvain is first and foremost the story of a family driven by a passion, which has been producing custom-made barrels to meet winemakers’ requirements, since Gérard Sylvain set up his first workshop in 1957.

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Choosing your wood for a cooper is as important as grapes for a winemaker. This is why Jean-Luc Sylvain preferred to integrate wood purchases into his cooper business.


With more than 60 years of experience, the homogeneity of Sylvain barrels, which have markers of exemplary consistency, is the signature of Tonnellerie Sylvain. This regularity is made possible thanks to the fine selection of the oak woods, the assemblies adapted for each, the controlled manufacturing processes, the traceability set up.

At work, we know the craftsman

Discover our barrels

All our barrels are French oak (attested by Bureau Veritas), mostly from national forests managed by the NFB, certified PEFC, according to sustainable development and management criteria. We prefer trees 150 to 200 years old and 50 to 80 cm in diameter.