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Coastal Virginia Magazine Article

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Check out this month's issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine.  It has a great article about Barrel-Art on page 21.  There is a fantastic photo that shows some product and a rare glimpse of our workshop.  You'll learn more about Mike Prieto and his wife Kambra and their journey to date



Unique Ways to Use Re-purposed Wine Barrels

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Here at Barrel-Art, we're giving new life to old wine barrels. A combination of warm woods and weathered metal strapping have transformed these repurposed items into eye-catching elements of design. With their Old World look and feel, wine barrels can take any living space from bland and ordinary to uniquely stylish and extraordinary. 



Winemaking 101: Why is wine aged in Oak Barrels?

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The oak barrel has long been associated with fine wine. It evokes images of strength and sturdiness while emitting rich and complex aromas. Oak barrels can be easily romanticized for their beauty and ability to deliver fine wines with a distinct signature taste.



Michael Prieto details the "Aha Moment" in July's Pilot Edition

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Ingenious solutions are often born out of difficult situations, and Michael Prieto, owner of Barrel-Art LLC in Norfolk, Va., has honed ingenuity into a fine art. Creativity and a love of woodworking literally grew from the ashes of a warehouse fire that destroyed nearly everything Michael and his wife, Kambra, had taken to Europe.



Creative Lighting: Turn Heads with a Barrel Hoop Light

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A stylish light fixture does much more than simply illuminating a living space. It ties the room together, makes a statement and expresses your personality all while creating an eye-catching focal point. In other words, with the right lighting, you can take a kitchen, dining room, bedroom or living room to the next level of design.



Wine and Oak Barrels, A Heavenly Match

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Wine barrels play a large role in the creation of the best wines in the world. They’re instrumental, indeed necessary, in the aging of the perfect wine. Oak barrels hold wine during the aging process and impart a variety of unique flavors.



Accessorize a New Home with Stave Art by Barrel-Art

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At Barrel-Art, our unique, handmade furniture and works of art are products of aged European wine barrels previously active in the wine manufacturing process. We take pride in our handmade pieces, and to continue making high-quality products, we rely on the durability and sturdiness of the wine barrels we reclaim. 



New to Barrel-Art: Dreaming Tree Wine Barrels

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We are happy to share that Barrel-Art has acquired a supply of reclaimed wine barrels used to make Dreaming Tree Wine in Napa, California. This collaboration is special for several reasons -- one of which being that Dreaming Tree is owned by Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band! As a fan, Mike was excited to embark on this collaboration. 



From Wine to Art: Crafting an Oak Barrel

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The wine barrel furniture from Barrel-Art is fabricated from European wine barrels that have been used for years in the aging and storing of wine. The creations our customers delight in are handmade -- just like the wine barrels of old.



Sparkling Wine Production Leads to Eye-Catching Furniture

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An old wine-making technique that most sparkling wine and champagne masters are privy to involves the use of a champagne riddling rack to remove sediments from the wine. These unique, distinctive racks are not only useful but provide an endless amount of decorating possibilities. Many people use them for both!



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