480 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Office: (707) 284-2888, Fax: (707) 284-2894
Toll-Free: (800) 755-4393
From inception to now, and everything in between:
Tonnellerie Radoux has been making barrels for over 50 years.
The following is a timeline of the history of Tonnellerie Radoux:
Radoux creates the business. Main activity, repair and maintenance
of barrels and tanks.
hits vineyards. Shift from cooperage to stave-mill.
cooperage activity starts again.
Radoux, Master Cooper, takes over the cooperage.
family-owned business becomes a corporation. The cooperage first
manufactures mainly tanks and casks then starts producing barrels.
stave-mill, Sciage du Berry, is created.
school for coopers opens in the cooperage with Robert Radoux
of two subsidiaries: France Merrain, second stave-mill, and
Pronektar, a wine making supply company.
of subsidiary in South Africa.
of a quality-oriented strategy.
Creation of a subsidiary in Australia, B.H. Oak.
Launching of the first "Toiles de Fonds", Barrel Head
Exhibit: an art competition on barrel heads.
of two subsidiaries: Toneleria Victoria in Spain and Tonnellerie
Radoux USA in California.
become profitable. Quality efforts rewarded
in July when the cooperage receives the ISO 9002 Certification.
in gross sales: 90 million of French Francs, of which 70% is
realized in 22 countries.
In March, Christian Radoux receives the Legion
Radoux is the 6th cooperage on the international market and
3rd in France.
The growth of Tonnellerie Radoux experienced during the last
few years has lead Christian Radoux to a restructuring of the
company, which will open the group to new financial possibilities.
Radoux International, SA, the group holding, is created in June,
1997. The shareholders include: Michel de Tapol, President and
CEO, Christian Radoux, President of the Quality Control Committee,
and a Bank Corporation.
de Tapol brings the company on the French stock Market.
Radoux and Seguin Moreau merge under a new entity: Diosos,
world leader in oak barrel making for fine wines. Radoux USA
moves into a new expanded cooperage to accomodate the growth
in the US & Foreign markets of American Oak barrels.
second world largest producer of corks, and Diosos decide to
form a partnership: Sabaté Diosos. They
will make the world leader for added value products and services
aimed at the world wine community.
Diosos changes its name to Oeneo Closures to reflect its vocation
of world leader of added products and services aimed at the
players of the world wine market
Tonnellerie Radoux Inc. uses the tightest-grain oak selected
from different forests in the center of France and the Vosges
areas. The same choice of grain applies to its Eastern European
oak selection. Radoux’s American Oak barrels are sourced
from the highest quality white oak from Missouri, Minnesota,
and the Appalachian regions. Radoux offers French, Eastern European
and American Oak barrels, puncheons, tank/casks, as well as
Pronektar Oak Alternatives (powder, granules, chips, segments
Research and Development team is dedicated to producing new
toasting techniques to maximize the oak’s beneficial
influence on a particular varietal of wine. In 2005, Radoux
introduced the Evolution Toast, which results in a wider range
of aromas and more respect of the fruit, producing a more
fruit-forward wine with increased roundness and mouth feel.
In 2006, Radoux is introducing a new toasting for white wines,
“Special Vin Blanc,” which has been developed
and tested in the Burgundy Region of France.
Each product is produced to meet a wine’s and winemaker’s
distinctive style, and personalized service is reinforced
by strict quality control to ensure consistency.