This fall, Delta is taking its one-of-a-kind wine program to new heights with the addition of 17 high-quality wines to a rotational inflight menu.
The wine service—available in all Main Cabin and higher fare classes—offers a robust and diverse selection of flavors, allowing customers to select the perfect pairing to turn their inflight meal into a fine-dining experience.
“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.”
Partnering with world-renowned Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, Delta teams curated a wine list that’s elevated, balanced, diverse and delicious. An extensive vetting process narrowed hundreds of contenders down to the final selection.
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“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.”
Each wine will complement Delta’s best-in-class onboard offerings – the team made sure that each wine would taste well at 35,000 feet, where taste buds are dulled and different flavors are accentuated.
Here’s a look at what customers in each cabin can expect:
- Delta One: Delta’s most premium cabin will feature the highest number of premium wines ever offered onboard (for more details on new selections, see below). Delta One customers can expect a selection of two red wines, two white wines, rosé, champagne and port – featured on our printed menu that customers can peruse in-flight. For the first time ever, a rosé offering will be available year-round.
- First Class: First Class customers will enjoy a variety of premium selections, such as Pebble Lane Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, with 750ml pour bottle options – a returning fan favorite. First Class customers can expect to choose from one white and one red wine options.
- Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort Plus, and Main Cabin: New additions like Casa Saulita Chenin Chardonnay will add delicious flavor to international routes, while domestic routes will continue to enjoy some of the diverse and women-run wine brands (Imagery Estate, Une Femme) customers already know and love.
Delta’s rotational wine program means that customers can look forward to seasonal updates to the menu through August of next year.
See highlights below for a deeper dive into what’s coming onboard this year and next:
Hailing from France’s famous Rhone region, this dense red fruit wine features hints of bold, savory spice. As its name suggests, Famille Perrin is a family-owned and -run brand, with a worldwide reputation for excellence. They practice organic viticulture, combining nature and tradition for over five generations to make wines that respect and reflect the environment from which they come. Delta One, Dec. 2023 – Feb. 2024
This iconic California cabernet, commonly found in upscale steakhouses and on fine-dining menus, has complex flavors of rich dark fruit complemented by notes of cedar and vanilla from extended barrel aging. A family-owned and -operated brand, Jordan Vineyard & Winery focuses on sustainability by preserving the land’s natural habitat and conserving resources; the winery runs almost entirely on solar energy, and they are a certified California sustainable vineyard and winery. Delta One, Sept. – Nov. 2023
This Argentinian wine from fourth-generation winemaker Laura Catena includes a lush, subtly spicy raspberry satin texture and hails from a high-elevation vineyard, where cooler temperatures help grapes thrive. Laura is a pioneer in working with small family-owned vineyards and created the first high altitude pinot noir in Uco Valley; Luca is certified sustainable by Bodegas de Argentina. Delta One, Dec. 2023 – Feb. 2024
Another Argentinian selection, this intense but elegant wine comes from trailblazing female winemaker and Malbec Master, Susana Balbo. As one of the first women winemakers in Argentina, Susana’s pillars to success are courage and innovation, family and quality. Delta One, June – July 2024
NFL Hall of Famer Charles Woodson partnered with O’Neill Vintners to produce this California cab with powerful blackberry fruit, velvety texture and subtle vanilla oak notes. Intercept, an ode to Charles’s love for wine and 65 career interceptions, is proudly Californian and made by head winemaker Amanda Gorter. Delta One, Sept.- Nov. 2023, March – May 2024
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker partnered with Invivo to create a true New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with tropical aromatics of passionfruit, pineapple and guava. Beyond creating an award-winning wine, Invivo embeds sustainable practices throughout its business; up to 70% of Invivo wine bottles are made from recycled glass, and they hold the Sustainable Winegrowing NZ certificate, an industry-wide certification led by New Zealand Winegrowers awarded to wineries that meet best practice guidelines to minimize water waste, protect the land and vines and minimize emissions. Delta One, Dec. 2023; Jan. – Feb. 2024; June – July 2024
This rare white Rioja from the even-rarer white strain of the Spanish Tempranillo grape features subtle lavender and fennel aromatics. Located in small- to medium-scale towns, Bodegas Ontañon is a carbon neutral business with more than half of the energy they consume coming from solar panels; they’re committed to continuously innovating their practices by implementing technological advances to their long-standing cultivation techniques. Delta One, March – May 2024
A tropical-fruited yet juicy and refreshing wine, Delta is proud to offer the first chardonnay product of this long-time partner, the first and one of the few Black-owned, Napa-based wine estates. A long-time Delta partner, House of Brown is proudly produced by women of color, certified sustainable and vegan-friendly. Delta’s partnership with House of Brown started in 2020, and it has been a staple offering ever since. Delta One, Dec. 2023; Jan.- Feb. 2024; June – July 2024
Whether you’re looking to sip on your favorite wine or discover a flavor and region you’ve never tried before, Delta’s new wine selection has a little bit of everything for the wine connoisseur, amateur or enthusiast.