barrel facts

How many bottles of wine in one barrel?

Wine Trivia – barrel facts – how much wine in a barrel

Wine Trivia – how many cases of wine are made from one 60  barrel hold? How much wine can a winemaker produce from an acre of wine?  This and more wine trivia in this report. Know your wine facts.


So how many bottles of wine in a typical 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 to make wine?

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 typical 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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