One Way to Bottle Your Wine
First, the bottles. You will need five (5) 750 milliliter (standard) wine bottles for every gallon of wine that you are bottling. This comes to twenty-five standard wine bottles for each five gallons of wine. If you are collecting your own bottles, BE SURE TO RINSE THEM AFTER DRINKING FROM THEM. If you allow old wine to crust up inside, and grow mold, and turn nasty, you will have to invest in very aggressive cleaning chemicals (use Straight-A or TSP) and/or a bottle washer AND many hours of your time to clean them. De-labelling the bottles is a personal preference; some people do not care; I believe in having a nice clean glass unlabelled bottle for my wine, but this is pure aesthetics.
Once you have your totally clean, organic-free, glass bottles, you will want to "sterilize" them before filling them with wine. There are several ways to do this. Wine, as opposed to beer, does NOT need the intense sterilization that beermaking requires. Many winemakers keep their equipment "kitchen clean" and then count on sulphites, and the wines natural anti-bacterial properties to do the rest. There is nothing wrong with this. Many beermakers, who have turned to winemaking, continue their intensive sterilization practices: there is nothing wrong with this, either.
Your three options are:
soak your bottles in an Iodophor or bleach solution for 15 minutes, or 45 minutes, respectively. Rinse well and then cover (or invert, upside down) until ready to fill.
run your bottles (upside down) through a dishwasher rinse cycle, without soap or detergent, and then leave the dishwasher on heat dry. This will pasteurize the bottles. Pull them out, one at a time, when filling them.
rinse your bottles with a sulphite rinse, and then invert them to drip out any excess. Fill when ready. (Note: although we rarely recommend equipment hardware purchases, I, personally, love having a bottle tree and a sulphite sprayer for my wine bottling sessions. It is an extremely efficient and enjoyable way to do this entire process with a minimum of fuss. Ask to see how they work next time you are in the store...)