Founded by T.W. Boswell in 1912, Independent Stave Company initially focused on white oak staves and heading for cooperage. By 1951, J.E. Boswell had expanded into the bourbon barrel business that later led to the establishment of our wine barrel division by current CEO and Chairman of the Board John Boswell. Since 1997, we have established the premium wine barrel division, Cooperages1912 located in Napa, California and have established international subsidiaries to meet the growing demand for oak worldwide: Tonnellerie du Monde in Bordeaux, France, Grupo Tonelero Andino in Santiago, Chile, Cape Cooperage Group in Paarl, South Africa and Cooperages 1912 in Adelaide, Australia.