Aaldering Cab/Merlot Airborne on American Airlines First Class

Thursday, 23 July, 2015
It was an exceptionally cheerful day at the Aaldering wine estate, a family owned boutique winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa, after they received the news that American selected the Aaldering Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot for its First Class service on international flights, starting July 1.

Aaldering Vineyards & Wines, a family owned winery that specializes in a variety of premium wines, produces the classic 25 months barrel-aged blend of the Aaldering Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2011 that American and its wine procurement partner Intervine selected for the airline’s new wine program.

Global travellers appreciate the taste of a great glass of wine when routing to their next destination. American’s highly qualified wine committee led by wine consultant and airline specialist Ken Chase made the selection of Aaldering.

The 24-hectare wine estate from Marianne and Fons Aaldering - founders of airline catering companies MarFo and Delta Dailyfood - in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch, South Africa has a philosophy to value quality over quantity. Aaldering produces an exclusive range of artisanal wines characterized by their undeniably focused flavours and aromas. Low yields, a state-of-the-art winery, and a highly sophisticated winemaking process under the watchful eye of winemaker Guillaume Nell are the most important factors behind the creation of the Aaldering wines.