You probably know that Brad and Angelina are vintners. Their Miraval Rosé is a respected wine that sells out quickly. After Francis Ford Coppola, they may be the most famous celebrities making wine, but they aren’t the only ones. Many of these celebrities with their own wine labels may surprise you.
Kurt Russell, GoGi Wines. Russell, who currently stars in the blockbuster “Furious 7,” is hands on with the wines from his California vineyard. He bottles pinot noir, viognier, and the affectionately named “Goldie” Chardonnay. His wines start at about $50 a bottle and are available in only a handful of states. If you have the funds and live in one of the states GoGi ships to, you can become a member of his exclusive wine club and get an invite to an annual party hosted by Russell.
Jason Priestly, Black Hills Estate Winery. Maybe if Kelly had known on "Beverly Hills 90210" that Brandon would eventually end up investing in a winery, she may have picked him over Dylan. Priestly who played Brandon on the hit show is now an investor in the Canadian winery located in British Columbia. The winery bottles a Bordeaux-style red blend, a white blend and a chardonnay.
Drew Barrymore, Barrymore Wines. Barrymore makes one wine, and one wine only — Barrymore Pinot Grigio. It's bottled in partnership with Monterey's Carmel Road. The value-priced wine sells for $14.99 and is intended to be “perfect for sharing and making memories around the table.”
Sam Neill, Two Paddocks. Neill is the proprietor of the New Zealand winery that’s been bottling since 1997 and farms organically. They grow pinot noir and Riesling, and bottles start at $21 for the Picnic Riesling and go up to about $60 for the Proprietor’s Reserve Pinot Noir. In addition to wine, Two Paddocks also grows lavender and creates Redbank Lavender Oil.
Fergie, Ferguson Crest. Founded by The Black Eyed Peas singer and her father Pat Ferguson in 2006, this Santa Barbara County winery uses organic and sustainably minded practices. It bottles two reds, syrah and the red blend Fergalicious, starting at $35. It also bottles one white, viognier, selling at $28 a bottle.
Antonio Banderas, Anta Banderas. Banderas joined the already established Spanish winery Anta in 2009. The winery bottles tempranillo and tempranillo blends. In a 2009 interview with Wine Enthusiast magazine Banderas said, “Making wine is creating art." A more recent Decanter article puts the wines at $15 to $48 and says that as of 2012 they were available in California, New York and Florida.
Candace Cameron Bure, Bure Family Wines. Bure, best known as D.J. Tanner on “Full House” (and who will also star in the upcoming “Full House” spin off) owns Bure Family Wines with her professional hockey playing husband Valeri. Bure bottles two red wines and one white wine that can be ordered online by members of the mailing list.
Have you had any of these celebrity wines? Would you drink them again?
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