How many grapes does it take to make a bottle of wine?

Posted October 30, 2016 in

Each year, somebody will invariably ask us this same question… After years of not knowing, we put a calculator to the test. Check out our video for the results!

SHOWING OUR WORK:

1 acre of grapes contains approximately 1075 vines.

1 vine contains approximately 30-40 clusters.

1 cluster contains about 130 grapes

4 clusters / pound

8,000 grape clusters/ton

1 ton yields approximately 170 gallons of finished juice

1 case contains 2.37753 gallons

Which yields about 72 cases or 864 bottles…

Which means it takes approximately 111 clusters to yield a case or 9.25 clusters/bottle

Which, at 130 grapes per cluster, means…

It takes approximately 1,204 grapes to make a bottle of wine.

Does that number surprise you? Share it with your friends next time you’re sipping on a a nice glass of wine. Cheers!

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