We provide top of the line concrete wine tanks for the sole purpose of functionality for wine making. There is a reason why concrete tanks have been used for hundreds of years. There are many of advantages over oak and stainless steel. Some of the worlds top rated wines have been made in concrete vessels. We want to provide these tanks in the US, so customers do not have to pay to ship overseas.
All of our concrete wine tanks are hand crafted by highly skilled craftsman with the highest quality materials. We use a special proprietary mix of concrete, not something you would use on your home patio or driveway. No additives are added to the mix and the tanks are poured monolithically. All our tanks are one piece, which helps set us apart from other manufacturers in the US and overseas.
We are the United States leading artisan concrete fermentation and aging vessel manufacturer. Hand crafting different shaped and sized tanks ranging from 70-1300 gallons.
We are proudly based in Paso Robles since 2006.
Brief company history
Vino Vessel is the first company in the United States to usher concrete winemaking tanks into the 21st century, harnessing concrete’s timeless benefits while meeting today’s standards of sanitation, durability and portability. Our modern concrete tanks ultimately represent the best of both winemaking worlds, merging numerous qualities of oak and stainless steel while offering several distinct advantages over both.
Brief Owner Bio
Micah and Lacey are both born and raised in Paso Robles. Micah has been in the concrete industry for 20 years. Vino Vessel’s sister company is Advanced Concrete & Construction, Inc. (started in 2002) Specializing in residential and commercial concrete.
Company Founded: 2006
Recent Awards: 2016 Innovation award from IQ Innovation and Quality Seminar for our Hippo Tank
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-4, Friday by appointment only
Payments Accepted: Cash, Checks, Financing, Visa, Mastercard, Discover
“…Concrete is like a cast iron skillet. Absorbing the flavors of everything that touches the surface and enhancing the flavors of the wines that will grace its walls. While winemaking became squeaky clean in the 80′s, 90′s and 00′s, we may have lost the essence of life. These tanks are alive, slowly maturing the wine.” Matt Trevisan – Linne Calodo
“…we’ve already put some of Rajat Parr’s Sandhi Pinot Noir picked from Rita’s Crown vineyard into one of them. Because Rajat Parr tastes more international wine than anyone else I know, I asked him to articulate the differences he tastes in wines fermented in Concrete versus Stainless Steel or Oak. On the white side, he says “The best thing is that Concrete adds an extra layer of minerality and freshness to the wine that is clean without woody flavors. It allows high acid wines to stay nervy.” For red wines, Rajat says that Concrete is beneficial because “it keeps fermentation at a naturally stable temperature where the ferment won’t get too hot or cold”. Pete Stolpman – Stolpman Vineyards
“It’s a purity thing. Cement does such a good job of showing a wine’s true terroir. Oak—even neutral oak—can mask those nuances, and stainless steel heightens the effect of acid in high-acid wines. Cement doesn’t do that. It doesn’t add or take away or mask the soil. It lets everything show. I can’t explain exactly how these tanks make the wine so seamless and velvety on the mid-palate. But every time I’ve done a blind tasting with the same wine in oak, stainless, and concrete, the concrete tanks win every time.” Eric Jensen Booker Vineyards
Phone: (805) 238-2676