Cooperages 1912 Strengthens Dedication to Sustainable Wood Sourcing with SFI Chain of Custody Certification on TW Boswell American Oak Barrels

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Cooperages 1912 Strengthens Dedication to Sustainable Wood Sourcing with SFI Chain of Custody Certification on TW Boswell American Oak Barrels

NAPA, Calif. (April 16, 2024) – Cooperages 1912 announces its achievement of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody certification for all TW Boswell American oak barrels. This latest certification further solidifies the company’s position as a leader in environmentally responsible cooperage practices. A luxury wine barrel brand from Cooperages 1912, TW Boswell is committed to exclusively using oak that has achieved a sustainable certification.

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards for Chain of Custody is a system that follows the purchase of American white oak logs from sustainably certified forests through the production process. Dominic Stelzer, Sustainability Manager for Cooperages 1912, remarks, "This certification validates our dedication to environmental responsibility throughout our supply chain. From forest to barrel, we uphold the highest standards, ensuring that every step is accountable and environmentally conscious."

TW Boswell French oak barrels are certified through the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, or PEFC. Wood for these barrels is sourced from prestigious, PEFC certified French forests. With TW Boswell Forest Reserve, winemakers can choose for their barrels to be made with wood from four distinct forest options: Tronçais; Nièvre; Allier; and a harmonious blend of Russy, Bertranges, and Bercé.

All TW Boswell barrels are crafted at their family-owned cooperage in Missouri which focuses on safety, quality, and efficiency in manufacturing. In April 2022, they achieved certification to the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard for TW Boswell American oak barrels, a prerequisite for the Chain of Custody certification. The facility is also ISO 14001 Environmental management systems and ISO 22000 Food Safety certified.

These endeavors underscore Cooperages 1912's holistic approach to sustainability, embodying their ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and innovation in every aspect of operations. For more information about TW Boswell and its commitment to sustainability, visit or visit for additional quality certificates.

About Cooperages 1912:
Cooperages 1912 is a subsidiary of Independent Stave Company. A fourth-generation, family-owned company, they are committed to crafting high-quality oak wine barrels. Cooperages 1912 offers a comprehensive collection of premium brands including Tonnellerie Quintessence, Tonnellerie Tremeaux, Maison Moussié, TW Boswell, Heinrich Cooperage, and World Cooperage. The Cooperages 1912 team consults directly with winemakers to ensure an optimal pairing between wine and barrel.