Friday, January 29, 2010

More Fun Wine Facts

Rain continues to come to northern California...and the grapes are glad it does this time of year. Napa Now has provided some more wine trivia...

There are anywhere from 500 to 1300 vines per acre.
Eight to 12 pounds of grapes are produced by one vine.

About 120 gallons of wine will come from a ton of grapes. And barrels per acre...13.5.

You will get about 4 to 6 bottles per vine, 500 to 700 bottles per ton, 4,000 bottles per acre. That equates to 16,000 glasses per acre. And there is no fat in a 5 ounce glass of dry wine.

There are approximately 400 wineries in Napa Valley. 1838 was the first year grapes were planted in Napa Valley with the first large winery built after Prohibition by Robert Mondavi.

What was the biggest Napa Valley crop before grapes? Prunes.


J VanHatten said...

How much does an acre of grape vines cost?

Wendy said...

Depends on where it is located but probably between $120,000 and $300,000 an acre.