Wine has been around for at least ten thousand years, the earliest known winery was discovered by archeologists in cave in Vayots Dzor, Armenia. It was dated to c. 4100 BCE. Concrete as we know it didn’t come around until around 1913CE.
With wine being so old, it’s logical to think that there was no “next big thing” left for the wine industry. But Vino Vessels in Napa, California, has found that “next big thing.” And for the first time, it involves concrete.
Traditional Napa Wine tanks had always been Oak, but they were inefficient, they needed replaced frequently, and were difficult to clean. Then there came the stainless steel wine casks. Stainless steel had numerous advantages over the traditional oak. They were cheaper, cleaner, and didn’t need to be replaced nearly as often. But with the technical benefits, there was a lack of depth, and a different kind of flavor that wasn’t entirely what vineyards and winemakers were looking for.
Vino Vessels President and CEO Micah Utter spent sixteen years working in concrete and living amidst the massive wine industry. He was the first one to come up with the idea to make Napa concrete wine tanks. After quite a bit of experimenting, the revolutionary ideas gave birth to Vino Vessels, now the world’s leader in concrete wine tank production.
Beautiful Napa Concrete Wine Tanks!
Napa concrete wine tanks merges the best of the oak with the best of the stainless steel to create a perfect fermenting vessel. Concrete wine tanks are easy to clean and keep sanitized, like with the stainless steel options, but they also allow the wine to oxygenate naturally like the oak. The oak wine tanks are going to need to be replaced regularly, and the concrete wine tanks won’t be.
They even come with their own unique benefits; concrete wine tanks are cheaper per storage gallon, they last longer, and require less labor for the winemaker.
Concrete is a timeless tool and it’s shouldn’t be surprising that using it for winemaking is a good idea. Vino Vessels is revolutionizing the entire wine making process. We have and carry 7 different styles that can hold anywhere from 70 to 1000 gallons worth of wine. Whatever your needs, a concrete wine tank from Vino Vessels can match you to the wine tank that meets your needs.
The city of Napa is the largest city and county seat of Napa County, California. It is the principal city of the Napa County Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a population of 80,011 as of the 2010 census. It is the second-largest city in California's Wine Country, after Santa Rosa.
Traveling through the city you can pass through the historic district where you see gorgeous original style Victorian homes that have been protected through time, out into the newer part of the city with stunning modern architecture, as well as the wide variety of culture nestled in to the city’s landscape.