Prestigious winery joins Central Missouri barrel maker for anniversary

Dale Kirby, owner of A & K Cooperage, makes American Oak wine barrels for the Silver Oak Cellars winery in Napa Valley, Calif.

Dale Kirby, owner of A & K Cooperage, makes American Oak wine barrels for the Silver Oak Cellars winery in Napa Valley, Calif. Photo by Jim Dyke.

Central Missouri wine lovers and producers can rub shoulders with one of America’s premier wineries from Napa Valley, Calif., at a special anniversary event next Sunday.

Silver Oak Cellars will stop in Central Missouri to celebrate its 40th anniversary with A&K Cooperage, a rural family-owned business that makes the oak barrels used to age the famous wine. Coincidentally, A & K is also turning 40, so the two businesses are celebrating together.

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