De Dietrich Process Systems in Mainz, Germany claims to have manufactured the largest glass bottle in the world. The QVF® Competence Center has a reputation for its unique ability to manufacture equipment made of borosilicate glass 3.3 up to a nominal diameter of DN1000 for the chemical industry.
This plant recently took advantage of this ability to produce a glass bottle that stands just under 10' tall, with a 12" opening and a diameter of over 40". The bottle weighs over 800 pounds - when empty.
Since the glass bottle is made of the same borosilicate glass 3.3 which is approved by the European Pressure Equipment Directive, and used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, it is resistant to the hydrostatic pressure generated when it is completely filled.
The glass bottle was presented for the re-opening of the Engel Wang Fu restaurant in Lustenau, Austria. The winemaker Keringer filled the bottle with their 100-Days-Zweigelt 2015 red.