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Inside Delta’s New Diverse and Sustainable Wine Menu

Delta has updated its wine program, adding 17 wines to its rotational in-flight menu. The diverse selection of the new wine service came after vetting more than 1300 wine candidates.

Wines featured in Delta's new rotational in-flight menu.
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In partnership with world-renowned Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, Delta teams curated a delectable list of winning wines for service in all classes.

“While cultivating a list of delicious wines was paramount, Delta’s criteria in sourcing program partners went far beyond a wine’s finish,” said Kristen Manion Taylor, S.V.P of In-flight Service. “The final selections represent brands that share Delta’s values—brands that reflect the diverse community of the winegrowing world and lead their industry in sustainability practices.”

Delta wine menu selection infographic.
Delta’s Wine Selection by the Numbers. Source: Delta

The wine selection complements and enhances the flavors of Delta’s elevated in-flight dining menu.

“A good wine makes good food taste even better,” said Robinson. “That’s especially true at altitude where you don’t have as much moisture and aroma concentration; wines with vibrant acidity and punchy fruit and aromatics keep your taste buds active and help bring out the flavors of food.”

Wines Available in Each Delta Cabin

  • Delta One: Delta’s most premium cabin offers an extensive selection of fine wines. Passengers in Delta One can enjoy two red wines, two white wines, rosé, champagne, and port, all featured on the in-flight menu. With this update, Delta offers a year-round rosé option for the first time.
Delta now offers a rosé wine year-round
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  • First Class: First Class customers can indulge in a varied menu of premium wine choices, including the popular Pebble Lane Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The airline offers these wines in 750ml pour bottles, allowing passengers to savor the flavors. Choose from one white and one red wine option.
  • Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort Plus, and Main Cabin: On international flights, Delta has added new selections like the Casa Saulita Chenin Chardonnay. On domestic flights, Delta offers a variety of popular wine brands, including wineries run by women. Look out for passenger favorites, including Imagery Estate and Une Femme.

Delta’s Rotational Wine Menu

Delta customers can expect seasonal updates to the wine menu through August of next year. Here are some highlights of the finalists:

Famille Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Famille Perrin is a renowned, family-owned and -operated winery based in the Rhone region of France. With a rich history spanning over five generations, they have mastered the art of winemaking, particularly when it comes to their remarkable red fruit wine. This delicious offering exudes a dense texture and is infused with enticing hints of robust, savory spices. What sets Famille Perrin apart is their unwavering commitment to organic viticulture, as they passionately blend nature and tradition to craft wines that truly reflect and honor their unique terroir. Enjoy a bottle of Famille Perrin’s exceptional wine and experience the harmony between nature, tradition, and taste. Available on Delta One from December 2023 to February 2024.

Jordan Cabernet

Jordan Vineyard & Winery is known for its iconic California cabernet, often featured in high-end steakhouses and fine-dining establishments. This exquisite wine offers a blend of complex flavors, including rich dark fruit, perfectly accompanied by hints of cedar and vanilla derived from its extended barrel aging process. As a family-owned and -operated brand, Jordan Vineyard & Winery prioritizes sustainability by actively preserving the natural habitat and conserving resources. With a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, the winery harnesses solar energy for most of its operations. Additionally, Jordan Vineyard & Winery proudly holds the certification of being a California sustainable vineyard and winery. Discover the exceptional quality of Jordan’s wines on Delta One from September to November 2023.

Luca “G-Lot” Pinot Noir

Introducing a delightful wine crafted by Laura Catena, a fourth-generation winemaker from Argentina. This wine offers a sumptuous and subtly spiced texture of raspberry satin. It comes from a vineyard located at a high elevation, benefiting from cooler temperatures that nurture the grapes to perfection. Laura is known for her pioneering work with small family-owned vineyards, and this particular wine, Luca, is a certified sustainable creation. Featured in Delta One, you can enjoy this exquisite wine from December 2023 to February 2024.

Susana Balbo Signature Malbec

This exquisite wine from Argentina is crafted by the talented winemaker Susana Balbo. Known for her groundbreaking work in the industry and expertise in Malbec, Susana Balbo embodies courage, innovation, and a strong emphasis on quality. The wine, characterized by its intensity and elegance, is a testament to Susana’s commitment to excellence. Available on Delta One on flights from June – July 2024.

Intercept, by Charles Woodson Cabernet Sauvignon

Introducing Intercept, a California cabernet produced by the partnership of NFL Hall of Famer Charles Woodson and O’Neill Vintners. This exceptional wine features robust blackberry flavors, a smooth and velvety texture, and delicate hints of vanilla oak. Crafted under the guidance of head winemaker Amanda Gorter, Intercept is a true homage to Charles Woodson’s passion for wine and his remarkable 65 career interceptions. Look out for this special wine on Delta One, available from September to November 2023 and March to May 2024.

Delta white wine selection
Delta white wine selection. Source: Delta

Invivo X, SJP

Sarah Jessica Parker, the famous actress, has teamed up with Invivo to create an exquisite Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. This delightful wine showcases vibrant tropical aromas of passionfruit, pineapple, and guava. In addition to crafting an award-winning wine, Invivo is committed to sustainability. They use up to 70% recycled glass for their wine bottles and have earned the esteemed Sustainable Winegrowing NZ certificate. This certification recognizes their dedication to responsible practices, including minimizing water waste, protecting the land and vines, and reducing emissions. Starting from December 2023, you can find this exceptional wine on Delta One on flights during the months of January to February 2024, and June to July 2024.

Bodegas Ontañón Tempranillo Blanco

Introducing a rare white Rioja wine made from the lesser-known white strain of the Spanish Tempranillo grape. This unique wine offers delicate hints of lavender and fennel in its aroma. Produced by Bodegas Ontañon, an environmentally conscious winery located in charming small- to medium-scale towns in Spain. This winery is committed to sustainability, being carbon-neutral, and utilizing solar panels that provide over half of its energy needs. By blending traditional cultivation methods with modern technology, Bodegas Ontañon consistently delivers exceptional quality. Get ready to savor this exquisite wine, exclusively available on Delta One on flights from March to May 2024.

House of Brown Chardonnay

Included in Delta’s new wine selection is a refreshing and tropical-fruited chardonnay, exclusively created by Delta’s longstanding partner, House of Brown. This extraordinary wine comes from one of the few Black-owned, Napa-based wine estates. Produced by women of color, House of Brown wines are certified sustainable and vegan-friendly. The airline’s partnership with House of Brown began in 2020, and its wines continue to be a highly regarded offering. Look out for their Chardonnay in Delta One service during the months of December 2023 to February 2024, as well as June to July 2024.

Whether you’re an experienced wine lover or keen to explore new flavors and regions, Delta‘s wine selection has something to satisfy every palate. Savor these exceptional wines on board!

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