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Fun With Wine Numbers!

Fun With Wine Numbers!

Ever wanted to know how many grapevines go into a bottle of wine?  Or how many berries might be on a cluster? Or how much wine ages in that French oak barrel?

 

Me too!

 

Many thanks to Ava at Twomey Cellars for the following information.  At a recent visit, she gave me a copy of vine to bottle conversions that inspired this post.

 

Keep in mind that these are generalizations and will vary from vineyard to vineyard, but they do provide a nice perspective of what goes into the glass!

 

For each acre of vines planted:

 

519 vines per acre = 638 gallons of wine = 11 barrels = 265 cases

 

For each ton of grapes harvested:

 

150 gallons per ton = 63 cases = 756 bottles = 6,800 clusters = 908,000 berries

 

For each grape vine:

 

55 clusters of grapes = 7,450 grapes = 6 bottles of wine

 

For each barrel:

 

59 gallons per barrel = 24 ½ cases = 2,700 clusters = 49 vines = 361,375 berries

 

Per case:

 

12 bottles = 2.4 gallons = 32 pounds of grapes = 108 clusters = 14,700 berries

 

Per bottle:

 

.2 gallons = 2.7 pounds of grapes = 9 clusters = 1,225 berries

 

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