The year 2023 marks the 150th anniversary of Saury Cooperage, whose history has been written over the centuries and regions of France since 1873, from Minervois in the Aude to Saint-Pantaléon-de-Larche in Corrèze, via Brive-la-Gaillarde. The Saury cooperage story is also a family story, that of the Saurys, and that of the Cabriés before them, […]

150 YEARS: TONNELLERIE SAURY, SINCE 1873 – Marius Saury barrel factory

When Marius Saury took over the family cooperage, he gave it his name, as evidenced by the letterhead “Fabrique de futailles et comportes* en tous genres Marius Saury”. At this time, coopers played an essential role in villages, since in addition to barrels, they made all kinds of strapped wooden containers, such as tubs, buckets, […]


It was at the end of the 17th century, between 1688 and 1691, that more than 200 Huguenots fleeing France and its religious persecutions settled on a territory that was then almost uninhabited, the Bonne Espérance Cap colony, an essential stage on the trade route to India. Mostly from the Charente and Luberon regions, the […]

150 YEARS : SAURY COOPERAGE SINCE 1873 – Marcel Saury

In 1952, Marcel Saury, son of Marius, decided to leave the land of his ancestors and transfer the cooperage from Rieux-Minervois to Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corrèze) in order to be closer to the Bordeaux vineyards and chestnut groves of Limousin, which were at that time the main type of wood used in Saury cooperage workshops. At first, […]


The stave wood used for the barrels manufacture of Saury Cooperage is selected according to strict specifications, including traceability, quality and grain fineness. The grain fineness of oak stavewood for cooperage is calculated from the interval between the growth rings, also called growth rings, or their number / cm. One interval corresponds to one year […]


When François Cabrié founded the first cooperage, the town of Rieux-Minervois had 1771 inhabitants divided into 537 households. According to the 1872 population census, each of 537 heads of household had a profession. Of these, 38 were coopers (4 master coopers, 22 coopers and 12 coopers’ workers), i.e. around 7% of heads of household, to […]

Vinitech-Sifel 2022 Trade Show

2022 marks the long-awaited return of the Vinitech-Sifel trade show to the Parc des Expositions in Bordeaux from 29 November to 1 December. This is a great opportunity for you to come and meet the members of the Tonnellerie Saury sales team who will be on hand to welcome you to our stand – C3407 in […]

Tonnellerie Saury’s CSR policy

“Giving back to the future what has been left by the past.” The long-term future of Tonnellerie Saury is wedded with that of its ecosystem. This is why we have long taken care to manage and reduce our environmental and social impact. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM We strive to anticipate any risk of pollution and to […]

Loire Valley wine region

The Loire Valley wine region is a strategic economic player for the Centre-Val de Loire region and for France as a whole. It is the world’s most diverse wine region in terms of wines it produces (white, rosé, red, both still and sparkling) and – something somewhat unusual and therefore worth mentioning – one vineyard […]