Our Team

From day one, we've emphasized that quality customer service is our priority. With every barrel we sell, our goal is to give each winery the personal service it deserves. From the moment we answer your call, we make every effort to ensure your experience with Cooperages 1912 is enjoyable and convenient.

Our sales representatives go through extensive training at the cooperage so they can assist you with every facet of our barrels and oak products. They are knowledgeable in both wine and barrel making, and they'll be happy to advise you on product features and answer any questions.

Quality is the hallmark of everything we do. So, too, is value. Our sales force continually works to understand our customers' changing needs, and then meets those needs with innovative products that are affordable to the greatest number of wineries.

Patrick Schwerdt, General Manager 
59 Basedow Road
Tanunda, South Australia, 5352
Tel: +61 (08) 85631356      Fax: +61 (08) 85630243       Mobile: 0417 778 001

Steve Chapman, Oak Barrel Consultant and Winemaker
Tel: +61 (08) 85631356      Mobile: 0438 893 126
Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills, NSW (excluding Riverina), Western Australia, Queensland and China

Paul Tippett, Oak Barrel Consultant
Tel: +61 (08) 85631356      Mobile: 0439 900 314    New Zealand toll free: 0800 443 742
McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Riverland, Riverina, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand

Mark Roberts, Account Manager Oak Solutions Group
Tel: +61 (08) 85631356     Mobile:  0409 200 737
Territories: Australia, New Zealand and China

Alison Hamann, Sales Administrator
Tel: +61 (08) 85631356