Along with our wine, spirits and publications arms, Bibendum Wine Co. is the official importer and distributor of vineyard and cellar items in Australia and New Zealand, including Stockinger barrels and foudres, Dominique Laurent barrels and Wineglobes.

We offer these to our wine partners and clients once per year, via mailing list only. Please get in touch to be added to this list and find out more about timing and availability.

Stockinger Barrels and Foudres - Australia and New Zealand

Fassbinderei Stockinger - Austria

Stockinger’s vision began with the idea of creating the highest possible quality wine barrels that fully respect the wine, its fruit and minerality, and allow it to mature gracefully with the least possible influence on aromatics or flavours. This idea was well ahead of its time and is today perfect for winemakers who want the most discreet and subtle oak impact on their wines.

Bibendum Wine Co. ships two brands from this very special family-owned cooperage. Stockinger (228, 300, 500 and 600 litre) and Confidence by Varda and Stockinger (all sizes above 600-litres). More information from our most recent offer can be found here.

Wineglobe Australia and New Zealand

Wineglobe - France

Trialled and developed since 2015 in some of France’s most exacting cellars, these glass fermentation and maturation vessels have caused a sensation since they were released commercially in 2020. Wineglobes are now found in many top estates including Olivier Lamy, Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau, Arnaud Ente (a pioneer of the early trials and today a significant user), Christophe Perrot-Minot, Frédéric Savart and François Chidaine. Wineglobes have been shown to produce unique wines that are totally different to those fermented and aged in wood, concrete or steel vessels. The natural features of the fruit come to the fore in a way that is completely distinctive.

Since 2021, the globes have been made in a custom workshop in Bordeaux, and the quality of craftsmanship is second-to-none. Our first offer of 115L and 220L vessels was sent in 2022. We’d invite you to read more about Wineglobes on the website.

Dominique Laurent Barrels - available in Australia and New Zealand

Tonnellerie Dominique Laurent - France

Burgundian micro-négoce Dominique Laurent has his own tiny cooperage producing some of the world’s highest quality and most distinctive barrels. Crafted from long-seasoned, tight-grained and thick-staved Tronçais wood of the highest class, the quality is such that renowned French wine critic, Michel Bettane, once nicknamed them “Magic Casks”. This name has stuck and become the official name of one line of Laurent barrels—the original version he still produces.

This artisanal tonnellerie only produces between 500 and 1,000 barrels each year, including what may well be the only 100% guaranteed old-growth Tronçais barrique on the market, sourced from ancient trees in France’s most revered oak forest, the Forêt de Tronçais. These are very special casks made for very special wines. More information and our latest offer can be found here.