Where are wine corks made?

2Mark Angelillo

Whether it's real cork, synthetic cork, stelvin, composite cork, I'm sure they're all made in different places. Are we talking in a factory or do some wineries actually have cork making facilities on-site? Anyone know the answer?


  • Found this really awesome step-by-step picture guide of how corks are made. Seems that these corks were produced in Portugal. 


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    Snooth User: Jesse Chemtob

    Aug 3, 2011 at 3:10pm

    • 546378Jesse Chemtob Oh, and I should add that judging by the pictures, the winery isn't making the cork themselves.

    • 880543Kirsy hey thank u for the link to the article. the pics are really cool

  • I believe Portugal is the single largest producer of natural cork...check out some cool facts here:


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    Snooth User: sydneyb

    Aug 3, 2011 at 4:07pm

  • I have no clue where they are made.  I don't think I have ever thought of it.  I wonder what kind of other products does a cork producing factory also makes...  would love to see some answers.

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    Snooth User: Kirsy

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:28pm

  • hmmm, this would require some research for me.  I have never visited a winery that produces is own corks.   I have been more interested on what people do with the corks afterwards.  One of my friends keeps them and inscribe in them a score she gives the wine- to remind her how much she liked or dislked them.  

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    Snooth User: Lolita Rojo

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:35pm

    • 889702Lolita Rojo would love to see other ideas.

    • 880543Kirsy I have seen Cork-Boards made out of actual wine corks, they look so cool.

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