Shades made from wine barrels launched

21st November, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Robert Mondavi Winery has collaborated with California-based sunglasses maker Woodzee on a pair of shades crafted from old wine barrels.

The frames of the Wayfarer-shaped specs are made from wood used to age Central Coast red blend, Robert Mondavi Private Selection Coastal Crush Red.

Priced at an eye-popping US$120 a pair, the limited edition sunnies, which offer UV protection, go on sale next month on the Woodzee website.

The glasses come in four lens colors: bronze, grey, reflective blue and reflective green. Each pair is etched with a tiny barrel logo on the left arm in a nod to their winemaking past.

In addition to wine barrels, Woodzee has turned everything from skateboard decks to bamboo reeds into frames.

“Working with Robert Mondavi Private Selection was a natural fit,”….

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