At A.P. John our highly-skilled coopers regularly handcraft large format Oak Vats.
Vats or ‘Big Wood’ has traditionally played a vital and integral part within the Australian wine industry having been constructed and used extensively prior to the “stainless steel age” of winemaking for the maturation of all types of wine styles.
A.P. John continues to nurture this highly-skilled, handcrafted product sector within its cooperage as ‘Big Wood’ Vats regain popularity.
A.P. John Coopers currently manufacture 4500L (1000 gallon), 3600L (800 gallon) and 2250L (500 gallon) French and American Oak round bent Vats (also 1350L/300 gallon French only).
Unique and proprietary Vats and fermenters can be tailor made to order.