Celebrity Wine – Celebrities Who Own Wineries
Race car driver, Mario Andretti established his Napa Valley winery in 1996. The Italian style winery is a fun stop on a Napa wine tour even for people who aren’t celebrity watchers. Don’t miss out on the 2018 Tuscan House Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon by Andretti!. Less than 50 cases of this wine was produced so supplies are limited.
Address: 4192 Big Ranch Rd., Napa, CA
Telephone: (707) 259-6777
Drew Bledsoe is a former NFL quarterback. He played for the New England Patriots from 1993 to 2001. After retiring from the NFL, Drew founded Doubleback Winery is his home state of Washington. This winery specializes in producing world class Cabernet Sauvignon.
Address: 3853 Powerline Rd., Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: (509) 525-3334
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. She produces Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc in collaboration with Mario Fantanel with Fantinel Winery in Italy.
Sun Goddess Wines
Andrea Boccelli is a renowned Italian opera tenor who also plays the piano, flute, and fiddle. The Boccelli family has been making wine on their small Tuscan estate for more than 130 years. After the death of his father in 200, Andrea and his brother Alberto began to renovate the vineyards and expand the winery. The winery specializes in handcrafted high quality Italian wine.
Bocelli Family Wines
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi is a singer, songwriter, and record producer. He founded the Grammy Awarding winning band, Bon Jovi, in 1983. Bon Jovi founded a winery in 2017 that is a collaboration with his son, Jesse, and French winemaker Gérard Bertrand. The wine produced in France. is a delicious lend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Mourvédre.
Hampton Water Wine
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola is a film director, producer, and screenwriter. He comes from a family with a history of wine making. His grandfather would make wine in the basement of his New York City apartment building. Francis Coppola produces a diverse variety of quality wines. Be sure to try his Black Label Claret Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon! This winery is a destination by itself. In addition to wine tasting visitors can dine at the winery either at the pool-side cafe or the restaurant, Rustic. There are swimming pools, cabana rentals for privacy, a movie gallery, gift shop, bocce ball, board games, and a variety special events. It’s worth visiting!
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Address: 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, CA
Telephone: (707) 857-1400
Snoop Dog is a rapper, singer, and actor. Snoop Dogg is partnering with 19Crimes of Napa to produce a unique red blend of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel called Snoop Cali Red.
19 Crimes Snoop Cali Red
Emilio is an American actor, director, and writer. He’s well-known for being a member of the Brat Pack of the 1980s. He is the son of Martin Sheen. Emilio and his fiancé, Sonja Magdevski, began their winery in 2004 with Pinot Noir grapes planted in the backyard of their Malibu home. Sonja became the wine maker. Their passion for producing quality wine. Is evident in their wines. The wine tasting room, Casa Dumetz Wines is located in the charming town of Los Alamos near Santa Barbara.
Casa Dumetz Wines
Address: 388 Bell St., Los Alamos, CA
Telephone: (310) 735-7397
John Elway is a former quarterback for the Denver Broncos. He is currently the General Manager of the Broncos. He partnered with winemaker, Rob Mondavi to establish a Napa Valley winery. Their first wine release was a Cabernet Sauvignon in 2013 followed by a Chardonnay in 2014. They have since added Pinot Noir to their selections of wine.
Address: 8305 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford, CA
Telephone: (949) 329-5576
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Jeff Gordon, collaborates with August Briggs, owner of Briggs & Sons Winemaking Co. of Calistoga to produce his collection of wines. Wines include Pinot Noir, Rose of Syrah, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Grapes are sources from vineyards in Napa and Sonoma counties.
Jeff Gordon Cellars
John Legend is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and film producer. He has won 11 Grammy Awards, an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. Legend Vineyard Exclusive is a collaboration between John Legend and Raymond Vineyards in California’s Napa Valley. Wines produced by LVE include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rosé, Sparkling Rosé, and a Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs.
Kyle MacLachlan, actor is known for his role as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper on the television show Twin Peaks. He has performed in numerous films and other television shows including Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City. Since 2005 he has been the owner of Pursued by Bear Winery in Walla Walla, Washington. His limited edition wines that you don’t want to miss include two Cabernet Sauvignons, a red blend, a Syrah, and a Rosé .
Pursued by Bear
Address: 173 Middle Waitsburg Rd., Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: (509) 524-8175
Dave Matthews is a singer, songwriter, musician, and record label owner. He is the lead guitarist and singer for the Dave Mathews Band. Dave formed Dreaming Tree Wines In collaboration with winemaker Sean McKenzie. This Sonoma County winery produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and a red blend which recently won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. All wines are affordably priced at only $15 a bottle.
Dreaming Tree Wines
Nickie Minaj is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. She served as a judge on American Idol during the 2012-2013 season. In 2013 she became an owner of MYX Fusions, specializing in producing unique Moscatos and Sangrias.
Sam Neill is an actor who has appeared in many films over the years. He became well known in 1993 for his role as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park.
Actor Sam Neill began producing wine in 1997 at his winery in New Zealand. The winery, Two Paddocks, specializes in handcrafted Pinot Noir and Riesling. Their grapes are grown on four organic vineyards located in Central Otago, the most southern wine region of New Zealand.
Address: P. O. Box 506, Alexandra 9340, Central Otqago, New Zealand.
Danica Patrick is a retired professional racing driver. She became the only woman to have won an Indy Car Series race when she won the Indy Japan 300 in 2008. She opened her Napa Valley winery in 2011, naming it Somnium which means “dream” in Latin. Back then production was limited to Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to the Cab, the winery now also produces a red blend, Sauvignon Blanc, and a Rosé.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Brad and Angelina have co-owned Miraval Winery in Provence, France since 2012 with the Perrin Family. Miraval produces a popular rosé. In October, 2020 they released a rosé Champagne called Fleur de Miraval. This is a blend of 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir.
Kurt Russell is an American actor who has starred in numerous movies. The majority of his films were for Disney including the movies The Computer Who Wore Tennish Shoes , The Barefoot Executive., and Superdad. Go Gi Wines is a result of a collaboration with Kurt and Peter and Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars. The winery specializes in high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Go Gi Wines
Sting is a musician, singer, and songwriter. He was a member of the rock band, Police, from 1977 until 1984. Since then, he has performed as a solo artist. He has won numerous awards for his talents. Sting and his wife, Trudie, purchased a run-down Italian estate in 1999. After renovations, wine, olive oil, and honey are being produced at their estate, Palagio. Two of the wines are named after Sting song: Sister Moon, When We Dance, Casino Delle Vie.
Train in a rock band formed in San Francisco in 1993. They partnered with Acme Wine Movers in 2011 to establish a winery producing wine in Livermore, California. Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. produces seven different varietals of wine, each named after Train songs: Calling All Angels Chardonnay, California 37 Cabernet, Hella Fine Merlot, Soul Sister Pinot Noir, and Drops of Jupiter California Red. Marry Me California Rose, and Bulletproof Picasso Sauvignon Blanc. Proceeds from their wine sales go to Family House, a non-profit organization housing families of children being treated at the University of Calfornia San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co.
Dwayne Wade is a former professional basketball player. Most of his 16 year careet in the NBA was spent playing for the Miami Heat. Wade Cellars is the result of a collaboration between Dwayne Wade and Napa Valley winemaker Jayson Pahlmeyer that began in 2014. Wines include Chenin Blanc, Rosé, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Charles Woodson is a former NFL football player who played for both the Oakland Raiders and the Green Bay Packers. While practicing in Napa with the Raiders, he developed an interest in wine. His winery, Twentyfour by Charles Woodson” is a small boutique winery specializing in producing small lots of handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Charles Woodson Wines
Address: 902 Enterprise Way, Napa, CA
Telephone: (707) 252-3112