With five years' experience with a well-renown cooper, Thomas Moussie has gained great expertise in the field of wine and barrels.
He has developed technical and commercial skills with barrels and large containers in several European markets (France, Spain, Italy, etc.), in South America (Argentina, Chile, Brazil, etc.) and Australia.

According to the greatest oenologists "the barrel has become a capital element in the production of Premium wines". With this frame of mind, Thomas Moussie drafted a quality charter for the production of his barrels.
In 2005 he founded the SURTEP barrel brand.

SURTEP offers to wineries custom-made barrels, inclusive of the most important certifications, in order to guarantee:

          - Quality, consistency and reliability

SURTEP barrels are « haute-couture » products:

          - Origin of the oak (forests)
          - Drying time (at least 24 months)
          - Drying method (100% natural)
Guaranteed by the external consultant Bureau Veritas.

Barrels are exclusively produced upon request.
Each customer has the ability to customize all the technical features of his barrels.