The Wine Group has dropped the single-serve glass bottle offering for its Glen Ellen and Fish Eye wine brands in the US, in favour of Tetra Paks.

The California-based company said today (5 January) that the 187ml glass bottles will be replaced by 250ml Tetra Paks across the country. Included in the roll-out are Glen Ellen Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and Fish Eye Chardonnay and Merlot.

"This action further demonstrates our commitment as the world's most cost- and carbon-efficient winery," said David Kent, The Wine Group's president.

Director of marketing, Lesley Larson, added: "Overall, Tetra Paks have a staggering 50% smaller carbon footprint than glass bottles."

One four-pack of 250ml Tetra Paks contains one-third more wine than a 750ml bottle or four 187ml bottles, the company noted.

Glen Ellen wines are price at SRP US$5.99 and Fish Eye at SRP $6.99 for a four-pack.