Vinoture™, creates furniture and home accessories from reclaimed French oak wine barrels from wineries of the Walla Walla Valley. Their products are sustainable, built with green practices and distinctly unique.
When Garrison Hullinger first met Ian Crawford and began to understand his story, he knew Ian’s product was something special. Not only is the product beautiful and rich in character, but it’s produced of sustainable goods from right here in the Pacific Northwest.
Prior to Vintoure, Montana native Ian Crawford was a wedding and event planner who found himself with a large supply of wine barrels after an event. He was drawn to their shape and form, and inspired to up-cycle and create furniture from them. So came his vision for Vinoture.
Crawford, a self-taught craftsman, has an extreme passion for his art, an impeccable work ethic as well as a deep sense of design which has allowed him to grow the company steadily over the past five years. Recognizing the importance of sustainability, Ian has decided to showcase his product at this weekend’s Better Living Show, the Northwest’s largest sustainable lifestyle show.
“Our products always seem to be well received in Portland,” said Ian Crawford, owner of Vinoture. “The aesthetics combined with the sustainability factor and locally sourced materials seems to resonate with the Portland market and we always look forward to coming here.”
Vinoture will be showcasing its signature pieces, including Eiffel Tower bistro tables, stools, chairs, coat racks, metal garden orbs, and sconces crafted from reclaimed French oak wine barrels from Northwest wineries. Each piece is unique and tells a bit of history with its connection to a local Northwest winery and vintage as well as distinctive patina developed from the wine aging process.
To learn more about Ian and his story, check out this short video!