White Wine Vinegar Mother, 8 oz jar, initially makes one quart (32 oz) of vinegar, which you then use to build up after conversion by adding more wine periodically. You supply 16 oz of white wine of your choice (sweeter wines work best to start). Jar label comes with instructions and you will need a wide mouth glass jar of at least 64 oz (1/2 gallon) size. Beverage dispensers with plastic spigots can also work well. Over the 40 years that we have been selling these, they have been featured in many gourmet food magazines and on cooking websites!