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If you wanted to make wine, you had to make something to keep it in too

In the early days Josip and the team had to make all their barrels the old fashioned way.

With their hands and a whole lot of elbow grease. To make a new barrel they would have to craft planks of wood, which then had to be fastened together by using a hoop driver to pound metal rings around them. It’s as strenuous and time consuming as it sounds, but it was all worth it to be able to age their wine beautifully, and give it a unique flavour.

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