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Fun Wine Stats

by David on February 28, 2007

Q. How Many grapes does it take to make a bottle of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon?
A. Approximately 1148 grapes (about 3.4 pounds per bottle)

Q. How many grapes are there in a cluster of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon?
A. Approximately 141

Q. About how many people work on a typical harvest crew?
A. 8

Q. About how much fruit does a harvest worker pick in a six hour day?
A. Approximately 1.5 tons

Q. About how many bottles of wine can be made from 1 acre?
A. 160 gallons (5 bottles per gallon) per ton x 4 tons picked per acre = 3,200 bottles

Q. How many cases of wine can be made from 1 barrel?
A. 25 cases (12 – 750ml bottles)

Q. How many wineries were there in Napa Valley
A. 1890 – 220, 1961 – 22, 2000 – 258, 2006 – over 600

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