Only the best barrels for the best wines. Based on this guiding principle, the Pauscha
family enterprise has been producing barriques, large barrels and fermentation stands of the highest quality for five generations. A good barrel must enhance the value of the wine. Thus, the master craftsman’s enterprise puts its entire professional know-how
into every one of its products. In collaboration with their customers, the family works untiringly using innovative ideas in order to best meet every need they encounter.
The key to their work is the correct timber. The task of selecting it lies in the experienced hands of Klaus Pauscha. He personally inspects and selects fine-grained tree trunks in France, Romania, Croatia and Hungary. Customers know that the Pauscha name also stands
for the best in service quality and punctuality. As a family enterprise, an attitude reflecting partnership has a long tradition in all dealings with customers. Thus, barrels for the most exquisite wines in the world are created from a pairing
of traditional craftsmanship with a spirit of innovation.
Barrels / year
Tonnes of wood / year
The Pauscha Cooperage was foun- ded in 1875 by Jakob Pauscha
in what is today Slovenia. In 1929, Jakob Pauscha Jr. took over the business and directed its affairs until 1945. After fleeing the carnage of war in Slovenia, Jakob Pauscha and his son Bruno continued operating the business in Weitensfeld in the Gurktal region of Carinthia. The family moved to Wolfsberg in the re- gion of Lavanttal in 1951 and in 1959, Bruno Pauscha took the helm of
the family business. Klaus Pauscha assumed leadership of the cooperage in 1990. Since 2011, he has managed the master craftsman’s enterprise together with his son, Jakob, who thus represents the 5th generation
of barrelmaking meeting the highest quality expectations.
Father and son Pauscha see them- selves as partners for winemakers. Their goal is a perfect interplay between the wine and the wood. They accommodate the individual wishes that winemakers may have, taking these into account during the pro- duction of the barrels. Every barrel from the Pauscha cooperage must provide the respective wine with the environment it needs to develop its full potential for taste and enjoyment.
For our barriques and barrels of between 300 and 500 litres, the Pauscha family exclusively
uses cleaved oak timber, prima- rily traditional French oak timber from the forests of Troncais, Allier, and Vosges. Our many years of cooperation with French and other European suppliers ensures the best quality. At the request of the customer, barrels can also be manufactured using acacia, cherry or chestnut timber. These types of timber can only
be processed in cut form.
Barrels (round or oval) and Fermentation Casks
These products are manufactured at the customer’s request in dif- ferent sizes and configurations. Our timber partners of many years in Austria, Germany and Fran- ce consider our high demands for quality already in the selection of the round timber. Based on this combined experience, the barrel timber is specially cut for us
and air-dried outdoors for several years.
All of our barrels are drawn tight over an open fire and are further processed in a traditional manner. Based on the oak timber used and the toasting selected (light, medium, medium-heavy, heavy), a variety of different flavours can be achieved. Toasting is a very delicate process in which Klaus Pauscha’s many ye- ars of experience ensure the best possible results for the quality of the wine.
Klaus Pauscha personally supervises every stage of production to guarantee the highest standards of quality.
The Pauscha family have been successful coopers for over 140 years.
Father and son Pauscha see themselves as partners for winemakers. Their goal is a perfect interplay between the wine and the wood. They accommodate the individual wishes that winemakers may have, taking these into account during the production of the barrels. Every barrel from the Pauscha cooperage must provide the respective wine with the environment it needs to develop its full potential for taste and enjoyment.