Inspired to create, crafted to share

It all started with an afternoon spent in the shed. With discarded wine barrels left out to claim, it wasn’t long until Peter decided to do something with them. What he found, was beautiful scarred & stained timber hidden beneath these unwanted barrels with endless possibilities.

The first design to emerge was almost surfboard like in shape and encompassed beautiful red wine stains.

The timber held its own prior story and became the talking point over dinner with friends & family that night.

It carried gorgeous markings, stains and a real history of its past life which seemed to only make it better. It was definitely loved among friends and remained a talking point – the bad news was, there was just one.

That moment over dinner had planted a seed for Kristal; to create more of these designs to share with others.

Designs that would gracefully carry the marks of the journey they had before them and inspire new ideas.  A piece that when brought out to entertain enticed conversation, inspired creativity and allowed you to share in the conversation.

What we’ve created is more than just oak. We hope it inspires you to create and share with friends.

Kristal & Peter

We’re a unique Australian home-wares brand that values sustainable design and life’s simple pleasures. We aim to reverse the trend of consumption by contributing where we can to leave a lighter footprint. Our focus is in our own back-yard (Barossa Valley) where we aim to create lasting pieces using recycled wine barrels. We see the value in quality design that retains meaning and made with the lightest foot print.

Because life shouldn’t be one big rush. Taking time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures with friends and family. Our designs are inspired to create & crafted to share.
We want to reverse the trend of consumption by contributing where we can to improve our environment and place an emphasis on lasting pieces created from upcycled materials found in our own backyard. Turning recycled wine barrels into brand new products, our design range leaves a lighter footprint by reducing our reliance on new timbers and salvaging those no longer useful.
Natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate due to an extreme growth of fast fashion/design trends. These trends have lasting effects on our environment.

Winestains was created through a love of good food, wine and great company. We have a goal to create a brand that entices life’s simple pleasures with a connection to our environment.

Through our connection with, 1 tree is planted for every design sold. By purchasing a Winestains design you’re helping to reduce deforestation as well as lifting communities out of poverty. Read more about it here.

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