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?
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
12 bottles = 2.4 gallons = 32 pounds of grapes = 108 clusters = 14,700 berries
.2 gallons = 2.7 pounds of grapes = 9 clusters = 1,225 berries