Drinking with the STARS! Celebs in the wine biz.
Celebrities are in drenched in WINE.
Introducing the drinking with the STARS cast list.
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***"OLIVE me loves OLIVE you" Okay, so maybe that's not quite how it goes but one thing is for sure - Music superstar, John Legend has entered the wine biz. LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive has produced a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay with the help of Raymond Vineyards.
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***GoGi is the passion project of actor Kurt Russell, who has quietly been making Pinot Noir in Santa Rita Hills since the 2008 vintage. With the help of Peter and Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars (as well as their son Don Schroeder, head winemaker at nearby Sea Smoke Cellars,) Kurt’s GoGi label has grown from a minuscule 25 case production in 2008 into a serious outfit that now produces truly exceptional boutique wines. The Chardonnay is appropriately called Goldie.***Rumor has it Lady Gaga has been spotted roaming around Sonoma County looking for a vineyard to buy In Spring of 2012. The stilettos may have been a sure sign, she wasn't a local. The singer, who is currently worth over 90 million is apparently quite a fan of red wine and believes that grapes could be her next creative venture. Can't you just imagine the packaging?
The celebrity power couple will launched their own rose wine March 2013. Rumor has it that the wine is charmingly good. The pair has teamed up with the French winemaking Perrin family to develop the Miraval Cotes de Provence label, named after their Chateau Miraval estate in the south of France, Marc Perrin said. The wine, produced from the couple's sprawling estate near the town of Brignoles, will be priced at around 15 euro ($19.40) a bottle. Jolie and Pitt acquired the 500 hectare estate in 2008 for around 40 million euros (approx $516 million) and have used it as a summer residence. The estate includes around 50 to 60 acres of vines.
The following is a list of celebrities already in the biz.*Madonna: Ciccone Vineyard and Winery Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan Collaboration with her father Silvio "Tony" Ciccone
Tommy Smothers: Remick Ridge Vineyards Sonoma County, California
Sam Neill: Two Paddocks Central Otago, New Zealand
Gerard Depardieu: Chateau de Tigne Anjou, Loire Valley, France Also owns vineyards in Bordeaux, Languedoc, Algeria, Argentina, Morocco, Spain, Sicily and United States
Mario Andretti: Andretti Winery Napa Valley, California Founded winery with former K-mart CEO Joe Antonini
Vince Neil: Vince Neil Vineyards Sonoma County, California
Greg Norman: Greg Norman Estates South Australia and California Collaboration with Beringer Blass
Savanna Samson: Savanna Samson Wines Tuscany and Lazio, Italy Her first wine Sogno Uno is a red blend consisting mainly of the obscure Italian grape variety Cesanese
Joe Montana: Montagia Wines Napa Valley, California Collaboration with Ed Sbragia, former winemaker of Beringer Wines
Raymond Burr: Raymond Burr Vineyards Dry Creek Valley, California Established by the late actor in 1986.
Bruce Cohn: B.R. Cohn Winery Sonoma County, California Cohn is the manager of The Doobie Brothers. Bruce gets props for almost being local as he and his wife spend significant time at their lake place in North Idaho.
John Lasseter: Lasseter Family Winery Sonoma County, California
Diane Marie Disney: Silverado Vineyards Winery Napa Valley, California Owns winery with husband, former professional football player Ron W. Miller
Carmen Policy: Casa Piena Yountville, California
Nancy Pelosi :Zinfandel Lane Vineyard St. Helena, California Also owns Skellenger Lane Vineyard in Napa Valley. Pelosi sells her grapes to other California winemakers instead of producing her own wine.
Tom Seaver: GTS Vineyards Napa Valley, California
Mario Batali: La Mozza Tuscany, Italy Collaboration with Italian winemaker and author Joe Bastianich
Lorraine Bracco: Bracco Wines Tuscany, Italy Produces wines from several Italian wine regions.
Nick Faldo: Nick Faldo Wines Coonawarra, Australia Collaboration with Katnook Estate
Mick Hucknall: Il Cantante Sicily, Italy Collaboration with Italian winemaker Salvo Foti
Olivia Newton-John: Koala Blue Wines South Australia Founded in 1983 with business partner Pat Farrar.
Cliff Richard: Adega do Cantor Algarve, Portugal Collaboration with Quinta do Miradouro.
**Mike Weir: Mike Weir Wine Niagara Peninsula, Canada.
*Francis Ford Coppola: Rubicon Estate Winery Napa Valley, California
Wayne Gretsky: No. 99 Estates Winery Niagara Peninsula, Canada Collaboration with Creekside Estates.
Dick Vermeil: Vermeil Wines Napa Valley, California Collaboration with OnThEdge Winery.
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Kevin Buckler: Adobe Road Wines Sonoma County, California
Randy Lewis: Lewis Cellars Napa Valley, California.
Arnold Palmer: Arnold Palmer Wines California Collaboration with Luna Vineyards.
Mick Fleetwood: Mick Fleetwood Private Cellar Lake County, California Collaboration with Langtry Estate and Vineyards.
Jonathan Cain: delaCain Vineyards Sonoma County, California Collaboration with California winemaker Dennis De La Montanya
**Drew Bledsoe: Double Back Wine, Walla Walla Valley, Washington Collaboration with Washington winemaker Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellars.
Maynard James Keenan: Caduceus Cellars Arizona Also owns Merkin Vineyards in Arizona.
Richard Childress: Childress Vineyards North Carolina.
Dave Matthews: Blenheim Vineyards Charlottesville, Virginia
**Jason Priestley: Black Hills Estate Winery Okanagan, British Columbia The British Columbia born actor is a co-owner in the estate.
**Robert M. Parker, Jr.:Beaux Freres Vineyards and; Winery Willamette Valley, Oregon Co-owns winery with brother in law. To avoid a conflict of interest with his wine rating publication The Wine Advocate, Parker delegates the task of rating Oregon wines to another associate.
Dave Del Dotto: Del Dotto Vineyards Napa Valley, California In 2007, experimented with fermenting wine in amphorae.
Mike Ditka: Mike Ditka Wines Mendocino County, California Collaboration with the Mendocino Wine Company.
Dan Marino: Vintage 13 Marino Estates California
Charles Woodson: TwentyFour Wines Napa Valley, California Under NFL regulations, Woodson is currently prohibited from endorsing his own wines publicly until he retires.
Cathy Schembechler Bo Schembechler: Wines California Named after her late husband, former University of Michigan Football coach Bo Schembechler.
Carole Bouquet Sanguo d'or Sicily, Italy.
Jacques Parizeau: Coteau de l'Élisette Languedoc, France.
David Ginola: Coste Brulade Côtes de Provence, France In partnership with the Coste Brulade co-op at Puget-Ville.
Michael Seresin: Seresin Estate Marlborough New Zealand.
Jarno Trulli: Podere Castorani Abruzzo, Italy.
Valeri Bure: Chateau Boswell Winery Napa Valley, California In partnership with his wife - actress Candace Cameron.
Günther Jauch: Weingut von Othegraven Mosel (wine region), Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Prestigious vineyard from at least the 16th century, listed cultural heritage site, since 1805 owned by Jauch's ancestors. Jauch, one of the most popular Germans, is owner in the seventh generation.
Bode Miller: Thinks wine making is in his future. The larger-than-life American has no immediate thoughts of quitting top level alpine racing -- he is having too much fun -- but according to Reuters he planned a future as a professional wine-maker when he finally lays down his skis. Miller has purchased land near his home town of Franconia, New Hampshire, with this project in mind and is still conducting studies to find out what sort of wine the land can produce. Maybe there will be wine medals in his future.
*David Cloverdale: From record label to wine label. "Whitesnake" Zinfandel with De La Montanya Winery."Is this love?"
*Photo credits: Coppola: A glass after work, Fleming Jenkins: Fleming Jenkins, Ciccione: Ciccone Vineyard, Antonio Banderas: Anta Banderas Ribera del Duero: Drink Ribera, Kyle MacLachlan: Food & Wine, DanAykroyd: brandweek, Jeff Gordon: restrictorplated, Drew Barrymore: Barrymore wine
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