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Where to buy half wine barrels around Canberra?

By kevn - 28 July 2011 8

Spring is almost upon us. I have potted citrus needing room to breathe and some hop rhizomes that I am looking to contain.

I am looking to get some half wine barrels.

I am sure I could do some pialigo browsing and find some, but I imagine some of the nurseries have larger mark ups than others. Ideally it would be great to get some from a winery, but I have no idea where to start.

Any suggestions?

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8 Responses to
Where to buy half wine barrels around Canberra?
madamcholet 9:02 am 29 Jul 11

Wholesale sleeper company definitely.I think from memory they are about $50/$60. Just ensure that you put enough holes and larger stones in the bottom for drainage, especially if it’s going to be out in the open where it can get rained on. We planted an apple tree in ours and with all the rain last year it ended up a very smelly quagmire. Luckily spotted what was going on and saved the tree.

Hosinator 11:11 pm 28 Jul 11

eily said :

Hosinator said :

bitzermaloney said :

If you can bare supporting the NSW economy, try the Wholesale Sleeper Company in Qbn.

Actually… they are probably the best and cheapest place for anything landscape related in the area. They’re good guys.

I second WSC. I have seen half wine barrels there, not sure of the price though. Alternativley pick up a Canberra wine guide and start calling the wineries and see if they sell their old/used ones.

If they sell them whole, all you need is a circular saw to cut them. Then just consider the following:

– Do you own a Circular saw and know how to use one;
– The safety issue of using a circular saw;
– The cost of calling the winery, unless you are using your employers phone it’s free to you, then again if your employer is the APS you’re costing all of us;
– The cost of travelling to the winery i.e. your time, petrol, general wear and tear on your vehicle, are you towing a trailer (add more wear and tear and petrol); and
– the quality of the cut that you will make using the circular saw.

Wow, I’ve really over considered this post.

Also:
-How much time you spend tasting;
-How long it takes you to get back under the limit; and most importantly
-How much wine you end up buying.

On second thoughts if you buy wine it’s definitely worth it. Good work eily for pointing that out.

eily 8:07 pm 28 Jul 11

Hosinator said :

bitzermaloney said :

If you can bare supporting the NSW economy, try the Wholesale Sleeper Company in Qbn.

Actually… they are probably the best and cheapest place for anything landscape related in the area. They’re good guys.

I second WSC. I have seen half wine barrels there, not sure of the price though. Alternativley pick up a Canberra wine guide and start calling the wineries and see if they sell their old/used ones.

If they sell them whole, all you need is a circular saw to cut them. Then just consider the following:

– Do you own a Circular saw and know how to use one;
– The safety issue of using a circular saw;
– The cost of calling the winery, unless you are using your employers phone it’s free to you, then again if your employer is the APS you’re costing all of us;
– The cost of travelling to the winery i.e. your time, petrol, general wear and tear on your vehicle, are you towing a trailer (add more wear and tear and petrol); and
– the quality of the cut that you will make using the circular saw.

Wow, I’ve really over considered this post.

Also:
-How much time you spend tasting;
-How long it takes you to get back under the limit; and most importantly
-How much wine you end up buying.

Hosinator 12:59 pm 28 Jul 11

bitzermaloney said :

If you can bare supporting the NSW economy, try the Wholesale Sleeper Company in Qbn.

Actually… they are probably the best and cheapest place for anything landscape related in the area. They’re good guys.

I second WSC. I have seen half wine barrels there, not sure of the price though. Alternativley pick up a Canberra wine guide and start calling the wineries and see if they sell their old/used ones.

If they sell them whole, all you need is a circular saw to cut them. Then just consider the following:

– Do you own a Circular saw and know how to use one;
– The safety issue of using a circular saw;
– The cost of calling the winery, unless you are using your employers phone it’s free to you, then again if your employer is the APS you’re costing all of us;
– The cost of travelling to the winery i.e. your time, petrol, general wear and tear on your vehicle, are you towing a trailer (add more wear and tear and petrol); and
– the quality of the cut that you will make using the circular saw.

Wow, I’ve really over considered this post.

notdingers 12:55 pm 28 Jul 11
bitzermaloney 11:15 am 28 Jul 11

If you can bare supporting the NSW economy, try the Wholesale Sleeper Company in Qbn.

Actually… they are probably the best and cheapest place for anything landscape related in the area. They’re good guys.

EvanJames 10:53 am 28 Jul 11

Wineries will often ditch theirs, as they get some kind of bacterial contamination which will taint the wine. How you find a winery in the process of ditching though is the issue.

Mess 10:40 am 28 Jul 11

We got some really good ones from Bunnings. Cheap too.

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