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Wine Production Totes & Containers

Wine season in BC is in full swing, and we're already well into the cautious re-open of wineries across the province. While customers are once again enjoying the winery experience and business owners are able to return to some of their normal practices, COVID-19 has still caused a drastic change in how wine is offered to both consumers and businesses. We've seen curbside pickup, socially distant tasting rooms, direct-to-consumer shipping, and more innovative adaptations to the roadblocks the pandemic has introduced.

Harvesting season in BC is quickly approaching, and wine consumption numbers are expected to be strong as wine producers discover new ways to reach customers safely. According to an article at vancouverisawesome.com, wine consumption has actually increased due to lock-down measures and travel restrictions.

BARR carries many of the staples in the wine industry for harvesting, transport, storage, fermentation, maturation, handling, and bulk storage. Containers and other equipment for harvesting season are seeing increasing lead times for arrival as the season gets closer and last-minute shipments come through. We encourage orders be placed as soon as possible to ensure shipments arrive on time!


Harvesting, Transport & Storage

For harvesting, transport and storage, we offer Big Box Utility Bins, Versa Totes, and Solid Wall Pro Bins. All bins are manufactured from FDA and CFIA approved materials. Because of the smooth inner walls and rounded corners, the bins are easy to keep clean and sanitized for safe food handling. They're also the ultimate upgrade from wood bins; they won't rot, splinter, or hold contamination! These are a popular solution as they are available in a wide variety of colours and sizes.



BARR also offers a variety of standard single wall and double wall insulated bins with lids for wine fermentation on a small or large scale. BARR can also add custom or standard accessories to these bins to allow for greater control over temperature and other key aspects of the fermenting process. All BARR wine fermenting bins are made from highest quality food grade approved plastic materials, either polyethylene or polypropylene – both containing no BPA’s and will not impart any odour, taste or other elements into your wine. BARR wine processing products are widely used by many of the most prominent small and large scale wine makers.


Helpful Links

Below are some resources for winery and other wine-related businesses for safe re-open and operation during COVID-19:

  1. Winery and Hospitality Best Practices

  2. Wineries taking COVID-19 Precautions

  3. BC Restart Plan


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