The 10 Best Travel Wine Bags for Every Type of Trip

Our favorites include coolers, insulated backpacks, and picnic sets.

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 Savvy Outdoors Wine Tote Bag, Tirrinia 4 Bottle Wine Gift carrier


My partner and I once spent half a day in Paris shopping for a picnic, and the most time-consuming task was trying to find a cooler for our wine. Ever since then, we have never traveled anywhere without packing a collapsible cooler. In fact, it’s that very same cooler we bought in Paris, and it’s looking pretty rough. I’ve decided it’s time to upgrade my wine-and-cheese picnicking game. 

Below, I’ve rounded up 10 of the best bags for traveling with wine, including one picnic set (complete with a cheese board), two-bottle totes, insulated carriers, backpacks, and even a rolling suitcase that holds an entire case, which will come in handy if you frequently travel to wine country. Keep reading for the best wine bags for any type of trip or celebration. 

Best Overall

Tirrinia 4-bottle Insulated and Portable Wine Carrier

Tirrinia 4-bottle Insulated and Portable Wine Carrier

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Why We Love It
  • This bag is highly versatile, lightly insulated, and works for all different types of travel and events.

What to Consider
  • This tote is heavier and bulkier than some of our other picks. 

Unlike some of the specialized solutions on this list, the Tirrinia 4-bottle Wine Carrier works for a long list of occasions. The main compartment cradles four standard-size bottles of wine, and the padded divider can be removed if you want to use this tote as a cooler for other types of drinks or food. Designed with a padded shoulder strap, this tote allows you to transport wine to a weekend away, the beach, the park, or a friend’s dinner party. Available in 11 colors and prints, the sturdy, nylon canvas bag also features an elastic strap on the inner lid for a corkscrew.

Price at time of publish: $35

The Details: 12.8 x 11.7 x 1.7 inches | 4 wine bottles | Nylon oxford, PU leather, polyurethane | Insulated | 1.15 pounds

Most Durable

Nowable Shockproof Two-bottle Wine Bag

Nowable Shockproof Two-bottle Wine Bag
Why We Love It
  • This shockproof, briefcase-style bag protects your precious cargo from drops and jostles. 

What to Consider
  • The carrying handle doesn’t allow for hands-free movement like a tote or backpack would. 

If durability is your biggest concern, the Nowable Shockproof Two-bottle Wine Bag offers extreme protection in a surprisingly lightweight encasing. The inner cushion (which attaches with velcro and can be removed) cradles two standard-size bottles of wine or a bottle of wine plus one glass. It’s water-resistant and incredibly sturdy; users report that wine bottles hold up to airplane turbulence, train travel, and more. Plus, it’s semi-hard-sided and can easily slip inside another piece of luggage. 

Price at time of publish: $8

The Details: 14 x 4 x 3 inches | 2 bottles | Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) | Not insulated | 9 ounces

Best Tote

Savvy Outdoors Wine Tote Bag

Savvy Outdoors One Savvy Girl Wine Tote Bag


Why We Love It
  • This bag holds two bottles of wine and masquerades as an ordinary crossbody bag. 

What to Consider
  • If you choose to carry the two tumblers that come with the bag, you’ll only be able to fit one wine bottle inside. 

Perfect for two people, the One Savvy Girl Wine Tote Bag comes with two insulated wine tumblers and holds two bottles of wine or champagne. This tote — equipped with a crossbody strap and a top handle — is padded and insulated, with dividers to keep your bottles from clanging together. A pouch on the side can carry a corkscrew, phone, or other essentials. Be warned, though: while the tumblers are an extra accessory, this bag ideally carries two tumblers plus one bottle, or two bottles with the tumblers stowed elsewhere. Aside from that, though, we have very few complaints about this comfortable, compact bag, which is available in black-and-white stripe or black camo.

Price at time of publish: $53

The Details: 16.26 x 11.22 x 4.41 inches | 2 bottles | 100% Polyester | Insulated | 1.8 pounds

Best With Insulation

Du Vino 2-bottle Wine Carrier

Du Vino 2-bottle Wine Carrier


Why We Love It
  • The neoprene material keeps bottles cold without adding weight or bulk. 

What to Consider
  • This isn’t a cooler, so it will only keep bottles cool if they are already chilled.

If you need to ice down several bottles of wine or beer, you can find plenty of high-quality cooler bags and backpack coolers. But if you just need to keep your bottles cold as they travel from the fridge to the next fun destination, the Du Vino 2-bottle Wine Carrier will serve you well. Made with thick neoprene, this tote has an adjustable shoulder strap and holds two 750-mililiter wine bottles or six 12-ounce cans. The zipper closure ensures that your perfectly chilled rosé isn’t exposed to the elements. We particularly like this bag for traveling, because it flattens easily for packing. 

Price at time of publish: $21

The Details: 16 x 2 x 10 inches | 2 bottles | Neoprene | Insulated | 10.5 ounces

Best Lightweight

Livebay 2 Pack Reusable Wine Bags

Livebay 2 Pack Reusable Wine Bags


Why We Love It
  • These padded, leakproof sleeves protect bottles of wine, perfume, olive oil — whatever — and they’re perfect for flights. 

What to Consider
  • They are designed to be packed inside another bag, not carried by themselves. 

These Livebay 2 Pack Reusable Wine Bags let you travel or shop without worrying your belongings will end up doused in the local vino you simply had to take home. We love that these sleeves can be triple-sealed, with two zip locks and one foldover velcro seal. Plus, they are reusable and super easy to flat-pack on every vacation as a “just in case.” 

Price at time of publish:  $14

The Details: 16.54 x 7.28 x 1.38 inches | 1 bottle per sleeve | Plastic | Insulated | 5 ounces

Best for Picnics

Picnic at Ascot Wine Carrier Deluxe for Two

Picnic at Ascot Wine Carrier Deluxe


Why We Love It
  • This cute carrier contains everything you need for a two-person wine and cheese party. 

What to Consider
  • The wine glasses it comes with are pretty small.

This Picnic at Ascot Wine Carrier Deluxe deserves an outdoor party thrown in its honor. Available in five colorways, each sleek, streamlined shoulder bag can hold two bottles of wine or champagne, and it comes with two wine glasses, matching napkins, a corkscrew, a bottle stopper, and a cheese knife and board. The only thing missing is the wine and cheese, and if you’re bringing a bigger picnic, you’ll probably want to upgrade to the Picnic at Ascot Insulated Cooler, which has more room for food and includes plates. 

Price at time of publish: $60

The Details: 10.5 x 4 x 13.75 inches | 2 bottles | Polycanvas | Insulated | 2.6 pounds

Best With Dispenser

PortoVino Beach Wine Purse/Tote

PortoVino Tote Beach Bag


Why We Love It
  • This beachy tote holds a big bag of wine with room to spare.

What to Consider
  • You have to commit to just one beverage.

Sometimes, you just need a big bag of wine, and that’s where the incredible PortoVino Wine Purse comes in. Available in five colorful, nautical styles, this canvas bag comes with a dispenser and an BPA-free insulated party pouch that holds two bottles of wine (up to 1.5 liters of beverage), and it’s roomy enough that you can carry all of your other beach or booze essentials, too. The dispenser is hidden with a fabric flap, which adds discretion and keeps it from getting sandy or soiled. 

Price at time of publish: $55

The Details: 16.93 x 14.96 x 5.91 inches | 2 bottles | Cotton | Insulated | 1.39 pounds

Best for Connoisseurs

Lazenne Wine Bag for Travel

Lazenne Wine Bag for Travel


Why We Love It
  • This 360-degree wheeled wine suitcase will satisfy serious wine connoisseurs.

What to Consider
  • Unlike a wine fridge, you can’t adjust the temperature of this bag. 

A serious wine drinker isn’t going to travel with just one bottle or one varietal; you’ll want the right pairings for every meal or course. Enter the Lazenne Wine Bag, which can be wheeled over to a dinner party or loaded into a car for a weekend away. This suitcase encases six bottles of wine (including taller bottles) in double-walled, insulated padding, which can be removed if you need to use it as a cooler for other items. 

Price at time of publish: $150

The Details: 15.8 x 15.6 x 6.4 inches | 6 bottles | Nylon | Insulated | 5.99 pounds

Best Large Capacity

The Wine Check Luggage

Wine Check Luggage


Why We Love It
  • This piece of luggage transports 12 bottles of wine to or from a vacation. 

What to Consider
  • The bag size and shape can be unwieldy, so this bag only makes sense if you plan to fill it up.

Ask anyone who has visited a winery: it can be hard to leave without buying a few bottles or cases, but shipping them home can be super expensive. The Wine Check is a lightweight, collapsible, and wheeled piece of luggage designed to securely pack 12 bottles of wine, with reusable pulp inserts surrounding the bottles. The best part? Even when filled up to capacity, this luggage won’t exceed the 50-pound weight limit for checked bags. The only drawback is that this boxy bag isn’t easy to navigate through crowded areas and may be hard to fit in smaller car trunks. 

Price at time of publish: $90

The Details: 22 x 18 x 17 inches | 12 bottles

Best Backpack

Corkcicle Eola Bucket Cooler

Corkcicle EOLA Bucket Cooler


Why We Love It
  • This backpack is cool looking and keeps your wine just as cold.

What to Consider
  • Without a chest strap, this pack could feel very heavy when fully loaded.

A sophisticated wine drinker deserves a super-stylish backpack, and the Corksicle Eola Bucket Cooler Bag is one of the coolest insulated backpacks we’ve seen. Available in seven shades of neoprene, this backpack is designed specifically to hold beverages (five wine bottles or 12 cans). It also has a food-safe interior liner, so it can double as an insulated picnic basket for the park or the beach.  

Price at time of publish: $160

The Details: 14 x 11 inches | 5 bottles | Neoprene | Insulated

Tips for Buying Travel Wine Bags

Consider the capacity

When it comes to traveling with wine, there is a bag for every type of wine drinker — so choose a bag that holds the number of bottles you’ll be toting most often. If you’re the type to picnic with a partner or bring wine to a party, a one- or two-bottle bag should suffice. If you frequently stay at Airbnbs for a week, you’ll probably want a four- to six-bottle holder. And of course, for the serious wine-country travelers, padded wine sleeves or 6- to 12-bottle bags are a good investment. 

Prioritize protection

Again, think about the type of wine-soaked socializing you’ll be doing. If you’re mostly just bringing a bottle or two a short distance, you don’t need to worry too much about breakage. But if you’re checking a bag, riding in trains, or driving on country roads, you’ll want your wine bag to have dividers and padding. 

Consider insulation 

Whether or not your bottle needs to be cold should figure prominently in your decision. If you’re planning to drink rosé all day in the park with friends, then a cooler bag with room for ice makes sense. But in most cases, like bringing wine to a rental house, you’ll just want to make sure the bottles are protected until they arrive at their destination. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the best way to travel with wine?

    Well, let’s start by addressing some of the worst ways to travel with wine. You should not put it in your carry-on bag (it far exceeds the liquids limit), and you shouldn’t just wrap it in some socks and towels and hope for the best. Make sure your bottles are inside your checked luggage, in shockproof and/or leakproof protection. 

  • Does wine travel well in checked luggage?

    Yes, as long as it’s packed properly. Consumers who rely on items like the Lazenne Wine Bag, the Wine Check bag, and the Livebay 2 Pack Reusable Wine Bags say broken bottles are extremely rare. Although it can feel scary to put wine bottles in your checked luggage, in almost every case, it travels extraordinarily well when packed smartly.

  • Can I bring a bottle of wine on the plane?

    No. Not only does a 750-milliliter bottle of wine exceed the liquids limit, but airlines prohibit passengers from bringing their own alcohol onto planes. The only exception is duty-free liquor purchases; because you buy those bottles at the airport, and they are sealed before the flight, you can bring these bottles on a plane and stow them in the overhead bin or under your seat. 

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure contributor Nancy Einhart considers eating and drinking the highlight of vacations. For this article, she researched and compared dozens of bags from her and T+L’s favorite brands. 

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