Winemaking is apparently a celeb trend. With some getting into fashion, cosmetics, etc, others are trying their fortunes at getting acquainted with the entrepreneurial world. It is unusual for the rich and famous of the world to extend their hands to the wine business. With fame and money, these celebs have remained successful at buying vineyards or wineries. Below are few celebrity winemakers who have either invested in their own vineyard or teamed up with the already established winery to create their own collection. Keep your glasses ready to taste the star-studded wines.
- Brad Pitt & Angelina Joie
The former power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie aren’t just successful entertainers. Along with their charity projects, they own a $60 million winery, Miraval which covers 500 hectares of land in the heart of Provence. It has 35 rooms and more than 900 acres of fountains, gardens, and woodland. It’s a pretty strong brand. In 2013 the first 1000 cases sold out within hours. The Chateau was also the location of their secret wedding. Their Chateau Miraval is an award-winning rose.
- Drew Barrymore
The “Charlie’s Angels” actress is a lover of wine. Drew does not have her own winery but has partnered with Camel road winery in California where she created her own Pinot Grigio which is very light having a lemony taste is made from Monterey grapes. She has subsequently released Pinot Noir and Rose of Pinot Noir.
- Francis Ford Coppola
The veteran and “The Godfather” director is in the wine business for decades and owns a multimillion-dollar winery known as the Francis Ford Coppola Winery which can be found in Napa Valley, California. It has wine tasting bars, restaurants, swimming pools, and movie galleries. Francis’s hard work and dedication certainly reflect, with awards like “Winery of The Year” at San Francisco International Wine Competition, “Best Winery to take visitors” etc. His wines are ranked highly, with scores stretching into the 90s, makes the wines worth tasting. One of his wines Sofia is a tribute to his only daughter Sofia.
- Dwyane Wade
The NBA star got into the wine business in 2012 with Wade Cellars. Dwayne’s love for the great wines of Napa Valley that he enjoyed with his teammates sparked a passion in him and he decided to follow his heart and make a great wine of his own.
The American singer and the frontwoman of The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie started a winery called Ferguson Crest with her dad Pat Ferguson. One of her best selling bottles is called “Fergalicious” which was named after her hit song. It is a blend of several grapes like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Syrah. It presents a hot, woody, and fruity flavor with a hint of chocolate.
- Snoop Dog
A new entry to this list is clearly Snoop Dog who will release his first red wine. It is a partnership with the Australian wine brand 19 Crimes, a line of wines that features the vonvicts turned colonist, who built Australia. The wine is promoted as the brand’s first California wine and fittingly features Snoop’s face on the label. The red wine blend includes 65 percent Petite Syrah, 30 percent Zinfandel, and 5 percent Merlot.
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