Why are Wine Bottles Different Shapes?


Wine bottles are part of the packaging of the wine. The winery chooses the wine bottle style that best reflects the image they have chosen to portray.

Messina Hof has tried to communicate to the consumer as much information about the wine as possible through the label design, the color coding and in the shape of the bottle. Since Bordeaux wines are bottled in the claret or Bordeaux bottle, then we use that bottle for the Bordeaux wines we make.

These include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Sauvignon Blanc. Since Burgundian wines are bottled in Burgundy bottles, we bottle our wines made from the Burgundian style grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Burgundian bottles. In that same vein, our German style wines are bottled in German style bottles.

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