“Transparent” Dive into Glass Blog Series Part 2: Our Expert Guide On Wine Bottle Sizes, Shapes & Colors

Antique Green wine bottle, burgency clear wine bottle, Champagne Green wine bottle. All 3 lined next to each other.
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“Transparent” Dive into Glass Blog Series Part 2: Our Expert Guide On Wine Bottle Sizes, Shapes & Colors Various types of wine bottles in different colors


Use our expert guide to help answer some of the most common questions about wine bottle sizes, shapes & colors. Learn more online at TricorBraun WinePak!

Wine bottles are produced in many different shapes, sizes and colors. The variation in wine bottles dimensions is endless! Some types of bottles may look the exact same, however, the smallest differences may appear: different neck finishes, punt depths, body lengths, slightly smaller or larger base measurements. There is an array of options to make your bottle unique to you and your wine.

There are three major factors when choosing your wine bottle: size, shape, and color. By sourcing glass from both the domestic and global marketplaces, WinePak can offer stock wine bottles in traditional colors, volumes, weights, and shapes and special order items from our suppliers’ broad range of products. We have created a mold duplication tool to easily duplicate common molds to your specific bottle requirements.

From lightweight, sustainable eco-bottles to pressure-rated, heavyweight bottles for sparkling wines to clear, elegantly tapered Claret bottles, we are here to help you find the perfect packaging.


Most Common Bottle Sizes

  • Small format
    • 375ml
  • Standard
    • 750ml
  • Large format
    • 1.5L, 3L, 5L, 6L, 9L, 12L, 15L, 18L

Wine bottles can come in a variety of different sizes. The most commonly used size you will find for all wines is a standard size, 750ml. Port style wines usually will come in the small format bottle sizes, one of our most widely stocked small format bottle is our Tortuga bottle.

Magnums or large format style bottles can come in various sizes, beginning at 1.5L and can go all the way up to 18L. Here at WinePak, we have options of all different sizes of large format bottles. Inquire today about our availability of large format bottles!


Most Common Bottle Shapes

  • Burgundy
  • Claret
  • Hock
  • Specialty

In order to showcase the character of your wine and to help tell your brand’s story, you have decisions to make regarding selecting the bottle to meet your needs. At TricorBraun WinePak, we offer a beautiful range of both stock and special order bottles in addition to custom decorating services to bring your brand to life. Learn more about different types of wine bottle shapes in Part 1 of the Glass Blog Series.



Most Common Bottle Colors

  • Eco Flint
  • Flint
  • Dead Leaf Green
  • Champagne Green
  • Antique Green

Wine bottles can come in several different colors- the most common colors include flint and antique green. There are norms of which wine is supposed to be in certain colored bottles; however, recently the norms are beginning to shift. Dead leaf green and antique green colored bottles are now beginning to see more and more white wines, usually Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, or Grenache Blanc varietals.



As a winemaker or winery owner, you have the luxury of deciding the style of bottle your wine to goes into. Our expert Packaging Consultants can help with finding the perfect mold of the specific style bottle you are looking for.  We feature a broad selection of high-quality wine bottles from the finest names in the wine packaging business. View our selection of stock products or design a bottle that fits your product’s unique profile.


Whether you’re looking for a stock package or a groundbreaking custom design, WinePak's proven process will guide your packaging decisions from napkin sketch all the way to the retail shelf.

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