How many grapes are in a bottle of wine?
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.
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.
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?
Jul 29, 2011 at 2:04pm
well ...zero ...unless the question should read "how many grapes does it take to produce 750ml of juice?"
Jul 29, 2011 at 4:20pm
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