The John family first settled in South Australia’s world renowned Barossa Valley in the 1840s. Since then five generations of the John family have continued an unbroken connection with the viticulture, winemaking and coopering industries within the Barossa Valley.

The John family began operating as coopers late in the 19th century when Christian Paul John established what was then the Chateau Tanunda Cooperage in 1889. His son, Arthur Paul John (after whom the business is named) continued in his father’s trade, establishing the original A.P. John cooperage on the current Chateau Tanunda site from whence it traded until moving to the current site in Tanunda in 1925.

Today, AP John Coopers range of French and American Oak Barrels can be found in the cellars of premium winemakers throughout Australia,
New Zealand, South Africa, California and Spain.

AP John sales team are close at hand to provide more information and work together with you to create that perfect touch of oak for your wine.

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