How many grapes are in a bottle of wine?


2Mark Angelillo

This has the feel of a carnival question where you guess the number of jelly beans in the jar, but honestly it's something I've always wanted to find out. It probably varies based on the size of the grapes, type of grape, etc. Let's assume an average grape, and a 750ml bottle of wine. I might be able to do some math if I had a spare wine grape lying around but here in NYC it's hard to find those.


  • 46167Vine Master Fanucchi The Variables are far too great! Berry size & content very not only from one variety to the next but by growing conditions, seasons, one vine to the next, vine to vine & even within a cluster! Then it depends on when it's harvested, how much of the juice a winemaker chooses to press out of it & how much juice is lost to evaporation, racking, & whatever else is done before a wine is finished & bottled! Without actually counting all the grapes for all the different wines over several years can only guess wildly! Any Volunteers?



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    Found this (and a ton of other interesting data) here

    GRAPES per bottle                                           500 – 750
    GRAPES per pound                                         180 – 275
    Grapes per Ton                                                  360,000 – 550,000
    CLUSTERS per bottle                                        2 – 25
    Clusters-pound                                                    1 – 9
    Clusters per ton                                                   2,000 – 18,000
    Pounds grapes per bottle                                 ~2.75
    Tons grapes per bottle                                       1/720 (720 bottles/Ton)
    Clusters per acre of vineyard                             3,000 – 18,000
    Pounds per acre of vineyard                               4,000 – 24,000
    Tons per acre of vineyard                                    2 – 12

    A Cluster averages                                              40-60 grapes
    A Pound of grapes averages                              4.5 clusters
    A Ton of grapes averages                                   60 Cases wine
    A Bottle of wine averages                                    2.75 lbs grapes.

    answered by

    Snooth User: eli1984
    9029113

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:19am



  • The Variables are far too great! berrry size & content very not only from one variety to the next but by gorwing conditions, seasons, from one vine to the next, vine to vine & even within the cluster.  Then it depends on when a cluster in harvested, how much of the juice a winemaker chooses to press out of it and then how much of the juice is lost to evaproation, racking, and whatever else is done before the wine is finished & bottled!   Without actually counting all the grapes for all the different wines over several years can only guess wildly!   Any Voulenteers?  

    answered by

    Snooth User: Vine Master Fanucchi
    46167371

    Jul 29, 2011 at 2:04pm



  • well ...zero ...unless the question should read "how many grapes does it take to produce 750ml of juice?"

    answered by

    Snooth User: nobletruth
    53596620

    Jul 29, 2011 at 4:20pm


    • 535966nobletruth or "how many grapes can the average wine bottle hold?"






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