We are currently offering 19 – 20 liter (~5 gallon) handmade qvevri by master potter Billy Ray Mangham. Each qvevri is custom made to order, coated with beeswax on the inside and comes with a matching clay lid.
Georgian Qvevri Making photo by Billy Ray Mangham
- 19 – 20 liter (~5 gallon) please contact for current pricing
38 – 45 liter (10-12 gallon) –Not currently available 144 – 159 liter (38-42 gallon ) –Not currently available 220 – 227 liter (58 – 62 gallon ) –Not currently available
Please contact Billy Ray directly for availability/lead time and to place an order.
While these prices may seem high on a $/volume basis compared to French oak (about twice the cost of a new barrel), please keep in mind that these specialty, artisanal containers have a potentially unlimited lifespan, are entirely handmade by a master potter and artist, and require significant labor/time and have high costs to fire (roughly $100 for the smallest qvevri and exponentially more for the large qvevri). The total price paid goes to the potter to try to help make this ancient craft viable here in the US.