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Inflight dining

Wine

Cathay Pacific offers an award-winning wine selection designed to complement the onboard menu.

Our ever-expanding selection of wines currently numbers around 80, which are paired to match the variety of inflight cuisines. The current range is sourced from France, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Australia, the United States, and New Zealand.

Cathay Pacific changes the selection of wines available depending on their availability and harvest times. In addition to the regular listings, promotional wines will be offered throughout the year for premium passengers. 

Wine menu

Our wine panelists

Debra Meiburg

Debra Meiburg

Master of Wine Debra Meiburg is an award-winning author, educator and international speaker. She was named as one of the “7 People to Watch” by Decanter magazine.

Roy Moorfield

Roy Moorfield

Roy Moorfield is an Australian wine writer, educator and broadcaster, who has been giving advice on wine selections at Cathay Pacific for more than 30 years.

Champagne, White or Red?

The following wines are now on offer on selected flights in First or Business Class:

First Class

Deutz Cuvée Amour de Deutz 2009, Champagne, France

The Cuvée Amour Deutz is a blanc de blanc Champagne mostly selected from Grand Cru vineyards from Avize and Mesnil-sur-Oger. The 2009 reveals a wonderful complexity. Aromas of apple pastries, baked apples and sun-gorged yellow fruit mingle with subtle notes of white flowers. The wine is silky and velvety on entry. Lovely vinosity, full and round on the palate, making a harmonious whole. Salinity and elegant minerality complement the wine’s overall balance.

Olivier Leflaive Saint-Aubin 1er Cru 2013

Ropiteau Frères Meursault, Burgundy 2017, France

Meursault is an appellation south of Beaune, between Volnay and Puligny-Montrachet. Bright golden-green colour, a nose of great finesse with aromas of lime, hawthorn and butter notes, hazelnuts and honey. Magical balance between smoothness and freshness, with an impressive length.

Chateau Lynch Bages 2008

Chateau Lynch-Bages 2008, Bordeaux, France

Château Lynch-Bages is a fifth growth as deemed by the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, that has been considered very superior to its ranking. Situated on the outskirts of Pauillac, overlooking the Gironde estuary, its 100 hectares of vines are planted on deep gravel soils.

The vintage 2008 displays nice aromas of cranberry, dried floral notes, and tobacco. Its excellent tannin structure is underlined by intensity, depth, and structure.

Barone Ricasoli Colledilà Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2012

Business Class

Helderberg Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Established since 1906 on the surrounding of the cool area of False Bay, the Helderberg Winery is acknowledged as a leading South African producer. The 2017 displays a lovely spectrum of cool climate characteristic such as grapefruit, gooseberries and citrus. A rich palate with layers of pure fruit with a firm acidity result in a refreshing wine of vibrant intensity and elegance. Perfect as an aperitif and fish dish.

Louis Latour Macon-Lugny “Les Genievres” 2016

Cave d’Azé Mäcon Villages Clocher 2017, Burgundy France

Mâconnais is the most southerly terroir of the Burgundy winegrowing region and benefits from warmer climate. Intense and subtle nose of mango, pineapple, hazelnut and grilled almond. The palate is fresh and elegant with notes of citrus and white fruits. Well balanced with a lasting minerality.

Stellenrust Douwe Steyn Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Catena Zapata Appellation Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Owned by Nicolás Catena and his daughter Laura, Bodega Catena Zapata is known as the pioneer of fine wine from Argentina. ‘Plush, ripe and generous dark fruist from this "first family" of Argentina. The Agrelo's succulent, silky palate delivers rich layers of spicy oak-accented fruit with a clean, powdery finish.’ Debra Meiburg MW.

Chateau de Briante Brouilly 2016

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