How does Blue Apron's wine program work?
When you sign up for our Blue Apron Wine program, you get exclusive access to delicious wines from renowned winemakers. By working directly with acclaimed vineyards and eliminating the middleman, we’re able to send you high-quality wines at great prices.
You can select the reds and whites you love from our high-quality, curated selection—mix and match your favorites in every shipment! Each wine delivery comes with a booklet that highlights tasting notes, pairing tips, and the story behind every wine.
In addition, our specially designed 500ml bottles (2⁄3 the size of a standard-sized bottle) provide just the right amount of wine for 2 people to share. Our wines are specially chosen to complement your Blue Apron recipes, so all you have to do is uncork, pour and enjoy.
Sign up for Blue Apron’s Wine here.
How do I sign up for Blue Apron Wine?
If you’re already cooking with Blue Apron, log in to your account and follow these steps to sign up for our wine membership:
- Head to the Wine page and click on the ‘Order Now’ button.
- Click on the ‘Place Order’ button.
If you don’t have a meal subscription or an account with us, and you’d like to sign up for the wine-only membership, follow the steps below:
- Head to our Wine page and click on the ‘Order now’ button.
- Enter in your email address and state.
- Once you create a password, click on the ‘Continue’ button.
- Complete the steps to sign up for our wine membership.
Where do you ship wine?
Due to varying state laws, we’re unable to ship wine to every state.
We currently ship to the following U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
How many bottles come in each monthly wine subscription delivery?
Our monthly wine program features your choice of 6 hand-selected bottles of wine that complement Blue Apron meals, or can be enjoyed on their own. You’ll be able to select 6 of our monthly-rotating selection of wines that aren’t available for purchase in stores, and our custom 500ml bottles (⅔ of a standard-sized wine bottle) contain just the right amount of wine for two people to share.
Can I order just red or white wines?
Yes, you can choose any six wines from our high-quality, curated selection, which changes monthly. We'll default you to a varying selection of reds, whites, and seasonal rosés each month, but you can visit your Upcoming page to change these selections by your 'Changeable before' date.
Additionally, we have a variety of wine combinations available for delivery in select areas. Our Wine team has carefully selected 3-bottle and 6-bottle wine bundles that consist of reds, whites or a mixed selection. You’ll also find 3-packs, half-cases, and full cases of some of our most popular selections. You can view tasting notes and pricing information on our online Market.
Is an adult signature required for my wine delivery?
Yes, an adult (21 years of age or older) must be present with a valid form of ID to sign for the Blue Apron Wine delivery. If you aren’t available to sign for your wine delivery, please make sure that another adult is present. If it’s more convenient for you, we’re also able to ship your wine to a business address.
However, we also make it easy for you to schedule a wine delivery to your home address at a time that’s convenient for you. Please note that we only provide you with an estimated delivery date, so if you’d like to schedule a specific delivery arrival date, you can sign up for UPS MyChoice. This service enables you to schedule a convenient date and time to receive your wine delivery.
What if I or another adult is not available to receive my Blue Apron Wine delivery?
If it’s more convenient for you, we’re also able to ship your wine to a business address.
Your delivery driver will attempt to make 3 deliveries at your address during the following windows:
- Business addresses – (Monday-Friday) 9AM-5PM
- Residential addresses – (Monday-Friday) 9AM-8PM, with Saturday delivery available in select zip codes
Your shipping carrier will attempt three deliveries. After three delivery attempts, your shipping carrier may hold your delivery at their local facility for up to two days before returning the package to us, or it may be returned to us immediately after the third delivery attempt.
Our wine facility has ensured that you can create a UPS MyChoice account to reschedule your wine delivery date free of charge once it has shipped and your tracking number has been created. You can also sign up to receive delivery alerts via text, phone or email to stay updated on the latest changes to your box.
Please note that any requests made through UPS MyChoice to reroute your delivery or hold the package at a nearby UPS Store for pickup may come at an additional charge from UPS to your payment information. If you have any questions about rerouting or having a delivery held at a UPS Store, please reach out to our team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An adult (21 years of age or older) must be present with a valid form of ID to sign for the Blue Apron Wine delivery. If you aren’t available to sign for your wine delivery, please make sure that another adult is present.
Will my wine be shipped with my meals?
No, our wine program is delivered once a month and will ship separately from your weekly meal deliveries.
To learn when your wine will be delivered each month, click here.
Can I purchase some of these wines again?
Yes! We have a variety of wine combinations available for delivery in select areas. Our Wine team has carefully selected 3-bottle and 6-bottle wine bundles that consist of reds, whites or a mixed selection. We also feature 3-packs, half-cases, and full cases of some of our most popular selections. You can view tasting notes and pricing information on our online Market.
Once you’ve selected a wine bundle you’d like to order, confirm the quantity of each bundle you’d like to receive and click ‘Add to Basket’. Repeat this process until you’ve added all of your desired Market items to your cart.
Please note, you must be 21 or older to order and sign for our wine deliveries, so you'll be asked to confirm your date of birth along with your delivery area during checkout.
Once you place an order, you'll receive an order confirmation email, along with a separate tracking information email once your items ship.
When will my wine be delivered each month?
To locate your estimated wine delivery date, follow the steps below:
Please note that delivery windows are as follows:
- Business addresses – (Monday-Friday) 9AM-5PM
- Residential addresses – (Monday-Friday) 9AM-8PM, with Saturday delivery available in select zip codes
Please note that we only provide you with an estimated delivery date. Once your delivery ships, we’ll send you an email with tracking information (this information can also be found on the Upcoming page once the delivery has shipped).
To learn how to change your estimated wine delivery date, click here.
Can I receive more or less wine in my orders?
At this time, the Blue Apron Wine monthly program only offers one wine plan–a monthly delivery of 6 wines in our custom 500ml bottles. If you’d like to order additional bottles of wine, we’ve recently launched the ability to add a second wine box per month, allowing you to choose up to 12 bottles total each month.
We also offer a variety of wine combinations available for purchase on our online Market! Our Wine team has carefully selected 3-bottle and 6-bottle wine bundles that consist of reds, whites or a mixed selection. You’ll also find 3-packs, half-cases, and full cases of some of our most popular selections. You can view tasting notes and pricing information on our online Market.
If you'd like additional information on how to purchase our Market Wine bundles, click here.
Are the wines organic or sustainable?
Because quality is our top priority, we do our best to work with grape growers and winemakers who employ environmentally sound practices. When we do, we’ll be sure to highlight this information in the wine booklet enclosed with your shipment, as well as on our site.
Can I recycle my Blue Apron wine box and bottles?
Yes! In an effort to minimize our environmental impact, all of the materials used in our wine deliveries (from the box to the bottles themselves) are curbside recyclable nationwide.
For more information about recycling your Blue Apron packaging, visit our Recycling page for detailed instructions on recycling each item at home.
Where can I learn more about these wines?
Each wine has a unique wine detail page that contains information such as a description of the wine, its flavor profile (including tannin, sweetness, body, acidity), unique tasting notes and aromas, background information on its vineyard / appellation, among a few other key elements and details.
To access these webpages, log into your account on Blue Apron, and select any wine delivery (past, current, or upcoming). Simply click on the wine name to be rerouted to its unique web page. Additional information can be found on each wine’s PDF, accessible via their wine detail page under “Download PDF” in the “More About the Wine” section.
Be sure to note:
- The red, yellow or pink pairing key located on the back label of your wine, or on any of these wine’s PDFs. These symbols represent a particular category we’ve created based on its flavors and aromas, as well as how the wine feels on your palate. All this to say we’ve made it easy to…
- Match your meals and newly shipped, or soon to be shipped wines using these symbols for a perfect food-wine pairing!
How do I use the wine pairing key?
Our wine pairing key is designed to offer flexibility when pairing your wines with your recipes. The icons make it easy for you to identify which styles of wines to pair with any Blue Apron recipes you receive.
If you don't get the chance to open a particular bottle right away, you can easily match it with a recipe weeks or months later. There’s usually a certain group of wines that share common flavors, aromas and other characteristics that can all complement a particular meal in their own way.
Our new pairing symbols can be found on the front of your Blue Apron recipe cards, on the first page of your wine booklet, and on the back label of each Blue Apron wine. Here's a complete look at all the wine-pairing categories:
Floral & Aromatic
Intensely flavored, aromatic wines are as delightful to smell as they are to drink. These wines—such as Gewürztraminer, Viognier and some Rieslings—are naturally tasty with countryside dishes from the places in Europe where the grapes grow, but they're a surefire hit with spicy, fragrant dishes like Thai green curry.
Classic pairings: Sausages & sauerkraut | King crab
Light & Fresh
Light, fresh whites elevate the flavors of a dish's fresh ingredients and help them shine, almost like a chorus providing the background harmony. That's why these wines—such as Pinot Grigio, Grüner Veltliner and unoaked Chardonnays—are delicious with grain bowls, vegetable-forward dishes, or herbaceous sauces.
Classic pairings: Spring salads | Linguine with clams | Pesto
Zesty & Tropical
These vibrant wines often taste like passion fruit or citrus, sometimes accented with an herbaceous note. A fruity-zesty balance, a signature of Sauvignon Blanc, is what makes these wines delicious with goat cheese (a staple pairing of France's Loire Valley). The wine makes the cheese taste creamier.
Classic pairings: Asparagus quiche | Fish & chips | Seared scallops
Crisp & Tropical
These wines are as beautiful and fragrant as your favorite perfume. Look for aromas like lime zest, ripe peach, pineapple, and even jalapeño. Grapes like Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc are full of mouth-watering acidity that make these bottles as refreshing as lemonade.
Classic Pairings: Shrimp Scampi | Indian Chicken Curry | Fish with Lemony Sauce
Crisp & Minerally
Instantly mouthwatering wines such as Chablis—as well as Chenin Blanc, Vermentino and some Rieslings—possess a certain je ne sais quoi. They have a stony flavor we perceive as subtle saltiness, which is why the residents of Brittany's seaside towns slurp these wines enthusiastically with freshly shucked oysters.
Classic pairings: Smoked trout | Niçoise salad | Stinky cheeses
Full & Savory
Full and savory white wines are rich and mellow at the same time. Expect to find flavors like baked apples, warming spices, and buttery richness. Uncork these wines—such as California Chardonnay and white Rhône blends—when you want to pair like with like and revel in the richness. That's why these opulent, often buttery wines pair so well with lobster—dunked in melted butter, of course.
Classic pairings: Chicken with Buttery Sauces | Butternut squash risotto | Gnocchi with sage & brown butter
Light & Bright
These wines are like denim: they go with almost everything. Grenache, Gamay, Barbera and lighter-style Pinot Noirs have enough body to stand up to red meat, but are also at home next to a plate of tomato-based pasta.
Classic pairings: Margherita pizza | Salmon with Harissa Sauce | Pasta Puttanesca
Fruity & Savory
The calling card of these reds—like Cabernet Franc, Carménère and some Malbecs—is the herbal, smoky or even meaty flavors standing out from the fruitiness. The savory element makes these wines match especially well with roasted vegetables—the more fresh herbs in the recipe, the closer the harmony between each bite and sip.
Classic pairings: Eggplant rollatini | Pork with Cherry Sauce | Pasta Bolognese
Plush & Fruity
Classic in style, these reds have equal parts power and finesse. Richer Pinots and Merlot-based Bordeaux reds, with their mix of red- and black-fruit flavors, can hold their own with just about any meat. The most delightful pairing to remember: Pork always loves this kind of Pinot Noir.
Classic pairings: Beef Bourguignon | Salmon | Mushroom risotto
Bold & Spicy
Spicy and bold wines are all about big flavor. These bottles will be full of dark fruits like blackberry jam, black currant, and black cherry. Expect to find notes of cinnamon and other baking spices that come from aging in oak. These bold wines pair well with rich meats and well-spiced sauces.
Classic pairings: Decadent Burgers | Steak Au Poivre | Braised Beef
Rich & Decadent
The opposite of subtle, these reds completely coat your palate with fruit flavor and tannin. California Zinfandel and Cabernet, as well as reds from countries with warm climates, like Spain and Australia, are what you want with dishes that are rich in their own right. It's why these reds rule every steakhouse wine list.
Classic pairings: Grilled Steaks | Lamb Tagines | BBQ
Crisp & Fruity
These pretty wines aren’t just for summer. The light structure and ripe fruit flavors make rose wines delicious with food all year long. Look for aromas like strawberry, and watermelon along with bright acidity and salty minerality.
Classic Pairings: Chicken Tacos | Grilled Vegetables | Bouillabaisse
Lush & Fruity
Rosés from areas with warm climates such as California and Australia can do double duty. Often darker in color and made with more intense berry, cherry and peach flavors, these rosés can still pair with lighter dishes, but won't get overpowered by something richer, like a burger.
More classic pairings: Chicken & turkey burgers | Caprese salad | Grilled vegetables
Is there sales tax on my Blue Apron Wine deliveries?
A sales tax may be applied depending on where your wine is being shipped. If your city, county or state imposes wine-specific sales tax, we’ll estimate this on the 'Review Your Order' page before you complete the sign-up process. Once you’ve started receiving wine shipments, the accurate tax amount will appear in your monthly order summary on the Upcoming page.