Celebrities Love Wine Just As Much As You Do…
Wine is a culture that has developed over decades at a time. It has grown to be one of the most popular trends with adults. When we took a poll a short time back, 37% of our customers said they “love exploring wine”, and 34% of our customers said that they “wish they knew more”. What many of our customers don’t know is that many celebrities have taken their love for wine tasting to the next level and opened up their own Boutique Wineries.
Here’s 8 Celebrities We Bet You Didn’t Know Owned A Winery.
As seen on his popular TV Show, “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”, Guy Fieri is most definitely a celebrity who could easily rock the winemaking world. He tastes food from across the country, pointing out the most popular places to eat near you, and it makes us wonder if he does that with his wine skills too. His Winery, “Hunt and Ryde Winery”, located in Sonoma County, California, is named after his two sons, Hunter and Ryder.
It’s no wonder that such an iconic pop star would have her own winery. With her winery, “Ciccone Vineyard and Winery”, located in Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan, her wine must make you feel like a Material Girl each time you sip it. Madonna owns the winery in collaboration with her father, Silvio “Tony” Ciccone. But, be careful when drinking the wine because you may only have four minutes to down it!
One of the biggest racing icons up until his death at the age of 86 has owned two wineries on top of racing teams in his lifetime. His boutique wineries, Arciero Family Vineyards and EOS Estate Winery are both located in Paso Robles, California. His wine is also sold on our website!
Francis Ford Coppola-
If you’ve ever seen iconic movies like The Godfather, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Apocalypse, Francis Ford Coppola is the man behind them all. Coppola bought his first winery, Napa’s Inglenook Estate in 1975. Then Coppola began to expand his industry to Geyserville where he created his name-sake winery in 2006. In 2015, Coppola continued his expansion and developed his winery, Virginia Dare.
We sure hope this wine doesn’t drive you like a heartbeat drives you mad! Mick Fleetwood is the lead drummer for popular band, Fleetwood Mac. He is currently in collaboration with Langtry Estate and Vineyard with his celler, Mike Fleetwood Private Cellar. Located in Lake County, California, it’s clear this winemaker really never would break the chain.
As a well known former American Stock Car Racer, Gordon opened his winery, Jeff Gordon Wines, in collaboration with August Briggs Wines. Located in Napa Valley, California, it’s clear that this former racer truly is living the American Dream.
Ever wondered how “Fergalicious” Fergie is? From her head down to her wine? Clearly! Her family owned winery, Ferguson Crest, is located in Santa Ynez Valley, California. On the website, Fergie states, “Take a look at my family crest and you’ll find a boar’s head, an ancient symbol of hospitality. I can’t think of a more perfect way to honor my family’s heritage and carry on that tradition of warmth and generosity than to share with you Ferguson Crest’s collection of wines, the latest gift from my father’s extraordinarily green thumb. When I was a little girl, my dad spent hours on end taking care of the fruit trees and vegetable patches he planted in our backyard in Hacienda Heights. My sister and I watched in awe, and even sometimes got to help him in nurturing the garden. My father was so proud of all the things we grew together – tangelos, peaches, blood oranges, bell peppers, artichokes, guava – that I actually believed he was a farmer, and didn’t hesitate to brag to all the neighborhood kids about it! Since starting Ferguson Crest in 2006, I’ve gotten the chance to grow something beautiful with my father again, and this time around share our family treasure so that each of you can taste the love and care that’s gone into every bottle.” This boutique winery most definitely produces the perfect wine for you and other wine tasters to sit and enjoy.
Pop icon John Legend is most famous for his songs “All of Me” and “Beauty and the Beast” featuring Ariana Grande. With his name having “Legend” in it, why would he not want his wine to be “Legendary” as well? Legend Vineyard Exclusive is located in Napa Valley, California. With this winemaker’s label saying how “legendary” his bottles are, his wine is bound to a have taste that can’t be beat.
Celebrities have turned owning wineries into the latest craze all across California and into certain parts of the east coast as well. They’ve played a significant role in turning Boutique Wineries into the most popular wine trend and they will continue to do so.
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