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RECLAIMED TO ACCLAIMED >> UNIQUE WINE You’ve likely

seen a growing number of wine barrel art over the years, which is exactly why local Sonoma County artist Kevin Conant focuses on the unusual. His creations are different; no two pieces will look identical.

His goal is to create one-of-a-kind furniture and garden art made entirely from cast away wine barrels. Kevin, a landscaper and builder by trade, found his calling of working with barrels (preferably French oak, and in the White Burgundy and Bordeaux shapes), through his former role at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates as their Barrel Shipping & Receiving Coordinator. During his time there, he discovered who the best cooperages were, what type of oak they used, and how the best barrel were coopered. After a few furniture pieces were constructed for family and friends, word got out that Kevin was creating not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional works of art. In 2003, Kevin began the business in earnest and has since carved out a nice niche for himself in the barrel wood arts. He collaborates with numerous types of clients such as wineries, local food markets and breweries to create items suitable to sell as home dĂŠcor and kitchen art, and has recently begun working with distilleries using their spent whiskey barrels to design bottle fixtures that will house their

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Wine Country Lifestyle Spring 2017 for St. Francis Winery  

Customized for St. Francis Winery, this issue is bright in both colors and content. Say hello to Spring!

Wine Country Lifestyle Spring 2017 for St. Francis Winery  

Customized for St. Francis Winery, this issue is bright in both colors and content. Say hello to Spring!

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