The Nadalié family business dates back to 1902, when machines did not exist to help workers assemble the barrels.
Now, the process has become semi-automatic. According to the guide, Pauline Philippe, the machines have replaced the tools and not the workforce, improving on quality and quantity.
Nowadays the company produces 30,000 barrels per year, the equivalent to 150 barrels a day. With only around 50 cooperage business in France, more than 20 of which are concentrated in Bordeaux, Nadalié is one of the biggest manufacturers in the wine region.
Barrels can range from 30 to 600 litres- the typical barrels from Bordeaux can hold 225 litres and have a final cost of 700 euros.