Mitteleuropa, Tirol - Herstellung eines Weinfasses in Villanders

Central Europe, Tyrol - Making a Wine Cask at Villanders

The cooper Josef Schölzhorn from Eisacktal shows the manufacture of a 100-litre wine cask by hand. Chestnut boards are cut and shaped with the jointer into staves. The staves are arranged upright in a few hoops and drawn together over the fire by means of a rope. The bottoms are measured with compasses and inserted, further hoops are put in place, and finally the bung-hole and tap-hole are bored.