7 Things You Can Do With Recycled Wine Barrels

Mount Pleasant Estates Now Offers Half and Whole Wine Barrels

With Pinterest, Tumblr, and HGTV people are inspired to turn recycled products into fashionable and functional décor. Mount Pleasant Estates, located in the rolling hills of Augusta, Missouri, is now selling half and whole wine barrels. For the “do-it-yourself-ers,” here are seven things you can do to up-cycle the wine barrels:

  • Cut a door out of the wine barrel, add a shelf inside the barrel and, voila! You now have a beautiful cabinet to serve and store your wine.
  • If you’d rather display all of your favorite Mount Pleasant Estates wine, consider making a wine rack:
  • A half barrel can serve as a planter.
  • Need outdoor seating? Mount Pleasant’s barrels would make a great chair.
  • To go along with your chair, you’ll need a small table.
  • Be the envy of all neighborhood barbeques when you use an old wine barrel as a cooler.
  • Finally, don’t forget to include your pup! Half barrels can make great dog beds.

Wine barrels are on sale now at Mount Pleasant Estates. Purchase a half barrel for $60 or a whole barrel for $100. For more information, call Mount Pleasant Estates at 636-482-9463.

Mount Pleasant Estates, founded in 1859, is located a short distance from St. Louis in Augusta, Missouri, the first government-appointed wine-growing district in the United States. The pioneer in sustainable viticulture for the Missouri wine industry, Mount Pleasant grows 12 grape varieties on 85 acres and its original limestone cellars are still used to age estate-bottled wines and international award-winning Augusta Ports.

The winery features a café, where visitors can enjoy casual cuisine and award-wining wines in a serene atmosphere, with spectacular views of the Missouri River Valley.
Open daily from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April through October. Call 636-482-WINE for reservations and more information.

Sustainable Farming
While most wineries are only thinking about their next crop, Mount Pleasant is thinking long term, not only for the winery, but also for a sustainable environment. In 2009, the St. Louis Business Journal honored Mount Pleasant for its sustainable business practices when it was named a finalist for the publication’s Heroes of the Planet Awards.

Mount Pleasant is leading the way for Missouri wineries in the practice of sustainable viticulture, an integrated system of wine grape growing that is economically viable, socially supportive and ecologically sound.

Mount Pleasant believes strongly in stewardship of the land, which involves maintaining and enhancing this vital resource base for the future. The winery professionals realize the importance of a healthy growing environment and plan to return the land to a condition as good as, if not better than, when they started. For the full Mount Pleasant story please visit www.mountpleasant.com.