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Master Cask is a leading oak barrel specialised business suppling the Australian wine, spirits and brewing industries. Founder Darren Lange with more than 30 years wine industry experience, and more than 15 years representing major cooperage brands, started Master Cask in 2010 with a vision to established a unique portfolio of cooperages. Today Master Cask represents a complementary portfolio of 6 individual specialised cooperages supplying ultra-premium French and American Oak, Barrels, Casks and Vats to the wine industry and a range of international, and locally coopered new and used barrels, to the distilling and brewing industry.

Our philosophy is to simply work closely with our valued customers to provide a comprehensive best in class oak maturation portfolio, supported by knowledge, expertise and service. Through our diverse international and local sourcing and multiple industry customer base, we are uniquely involved in the full life cycle of a barrel. As an importer of leading cooperage brands Master Cask is also vertically integrated with full coopering facilities in both South Australia and Tasmania.


Master Cask was established in 2010 by Founding director, Darren Lange. Darren brought to the company 30+ years in the wine industry, 9 of which he spend representing leading cooperage brands.

Darren’s experience and reputation for offering expert advice on the application of oak, combined with him being associated with excellent product and representing various cooperages provided the confidence and opportunity to establish his own business.


At Master Cask our philosophy is to provide expertise, best in class quality and to always add value to our clients. We see ourselves as an extension of the brands we represent. Our aim it so challenge the status quo and bring innovative change to the way barrels are sold


Two of the cooperages Darren previously represented chose to stay with Darren, and he now represents them under the Master Cask name.

French oak from Burgundy, French oak from Bordeaux and American oak from Louisville Kentucky were the first 3 cooperages represented under the Master Cask name.

Master Cask now represents 6 cooperages which are both local and internationally based.


At Master Cask we offer expert advice on the application of the cooperage products we represent and the role of oak in wine and spirit products.

Wine Barrels: Master Cask is a specialized oak barrel business, representing a diverse and balanced portfolio of wine barrels to meet a comprehensive range of modern winemaking styles across all Australian wine regions.

Importantly each cooperage we represent offer a unique point of difference in terms of the impact of the cooperage on the wine. There are many factors that contribute to this. The skill of Master Cask is to understand both the style of the barrel, what it will bring to a wine and to interpret our client’s application techniques to ensure the best outcome.

Spirit Barrels: Master Cask represent a best in class portfolio of international and local coopers with commitment to volumes of outstanding quality inventory. Out international coopers have established reputations amongst the best in the world.

By representing Tasmanian and South Australian cooperages, we are able to provide flexibility with ordering, full barrel customisation and efficiencies with supplying both the Mainland and Tasmania.

Our experienced logistics team will ensure that all stages of delivery from the cooperage to the winery or distillery are managed and communicated.