barrel facts

How many bottles of wine in one barrel?

Wine barrel facts – how much wine in a barrel




So how many bottles of wine in a barrel that you see stacked in the barrel room of a winery?

One bottle of wine = 750 ml or 1/5 of a gallon

One Barrel = 60 gallons – 25 cases or 300 750 ml bottles

One Ton of Grapes = approximately 700 bottles of wine

One Acre of Vineyards – Low yield for high quality wines = 2-4 tons

One Acre of Vineyards – High yield for less expensive wines = 10 tons

Note: A good question to ask in the tasting room is how many tons of wine does the winery get per acre. Do you want a short description of how wine is made?

Wine Bottle Sizes

The biggest bottle of wine is the Maximus produced by Beringer Vineyards. It holds 173 bottles of Beringer’s Napa Valley 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon. There is only one Maximus bottle at this time.



The most common size wine bottle is 750 ml. Here are the other common wine bottles that you will see in wineries and restaurants.

One-Half Bottle = 375 ml

Magnum = 1.5 liters or two bottles of wine

Jeroboam = 3 liters

Rehoboam = 4.5 litters

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