Number of concrete eggs (egg-shaped vessels) that Sonoma Cast Stone has sold to American wineries since the founding of the company in 1997. Wineries use the eggs (rather than barrels or stainless steel tanks) for fermenting and maturing a wide variety of wines, primarily white wines. Eggs come in 24 different colors (wineries sometimes decorate them for Easter). About 3 ½ inches of concrete separate the wine inside the egg from the surface colors (so don’t worry).

Get WineSpeed

Join tens of thousands of other wine lovers. Get each week’s edition of WineSpeed delivered to your inbox every Friday. It’s fast. It’s free. It’s the smartest way to stay up to speed on wine.
Email address
First Name
Last Name
Other Way You Heard About Us
Be sure to check your inbox to confim your subscription.