How To Take Labels Off Wine Bottles

Peeling labels off wine bottles can be a delightful and rewarding task, particularly for those who share a love for wine. If you’re looking to reuse the bottle for DIY endeavors or keep the label for memory’s sake, I’ll guide you through the process with detailed instructions. So, grab a glass of your favorite wine, and let’s get started!

Gather Your Supplies

First things first, you’ll need to gather a few supplies to make the label removal process easier. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Empty wine bottles
  2. Warm water
  3. Dish soap
  4. Scrub brush or sponge
  5. White vinegar
  6. Label removal solution (optional)
  7. Rubber gloves (optional)

Soak the Bottle

Start by filling a sink or basin with warm water and adding a few drops of dish soap. Submerge the wine bottle in the soapy water and let it soak for about 30 minutes. This will help loosen the adhesive that holds the label in place.

If you prefer, you can also add a splash of white vinegar to the soapy water. Vinegar has natural adhesive-dissolving properties and can help speed up the label removal process.

Scrub Away

Once the label has soaked for a while, it’s time to start scrubbing. Using a scrub brush or sponge, gently scrub the label in circular motions. Start from one corner and work your way towards the other, applying a bit of pressure as needed.

Be patient and take your time, as some labels may come off easily while others require a bit more effort. If the label is stubborn and doesn’t want to come off, you can apply a label removal solution. There are several commercial products available that are specifically designed to dissolve adhesive residue and make the removal process easier.

Final Touches

Once you’ve successfully removed the label, rinse the wine bottle with clean water to remove any remaining soap or residue. You can also use a microfiber cloth to gently wipe away any stubborn adhesive that may be left behind.

If you plan on reusing the wine bottle for crafts, make sure it is completely dry before using it. You can let it air dry or use a clean towel to speed up the process.


Removing labels from wine bottles can be a fun and rewarding activity, allowing you to preserve your favorite labels or repurpose the bottles for creative projects. Remember to take your time and be patient, as some labels may require more effort to remove than others. Cheers to a successful label removal process and the many possibilities that await you and your wine bottles!