National Wine Day: Celebrities Who Make Wine
In honor of National Wine Day, Gossip Cop takes a look at the celebrities you might not have realized make their own wine!
Most people know stars like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie produce their own winery. The star couple bought the wine-making estate Chateau Miravel in 2012. Director Francis Ford Coppola and his wines have been a player in the wine world for some time, but those are just a drop in the bucket of stars with own reds and whites.
When they’re not busy making TV and movies, several stars are working at their wineries. Drew Barrymore has her Barrymore label, which bottles Pinot Grigio. “Arrow” star Stephen Amell is a co-owner of Columbia Valley wines in Washington. Former “90210” star Jason Priestley is a co-owner of Black Hills Estate Winery. Also, “Sex and the City” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” star Kyle MacLachlan owns the creatively named Pursued by Bear wine. And original Ghostbusters and “SNL” star Dan Aykroyd is the owner of Dan Aykroyd Wines in Canada.
After a night of performing, is there a better way to unwind than with a glass (or bottle) of wine? Madonna collaborated with her father Silvio Ciccone on the Ciccone Vineyard and Winery. Meanwhile, Fergie keeps busy with her Ferguson Crest label in the Santa Ynez Valley, and Nicki Minaj has Myx Moscato. Other musicians surprisingly with their own wines include Lil Jon’s Little Jonathan Winery, ACDC Wines’ “Hell’s Bells” Sauvignon Blanc, and the rock group Train’s Save Me San Francisco Wine Company, which naturally produces “Calling All Angels” Chardonnay.
Wine and “The Real Housewives” are practically synonymous at this point. In addition to Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl alcohol empire, there’s Lisa Vanderpump’s LVP line, Ramona Singer’s Ramona Pinot Grigio and Brandi Glanville’s Unfiltered Blonde chardonnay. Celebrity matchmaker Patti Stanger also has a wine line named PS, with a chardonnay and a red.
Race car driver Jeff Gordon has Jeff Gordon Wine in Napa Valley, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky owns Wayne Gretzky Estates, also in Napa, and football great Joe Montana co-owns Montagia Wines. Additionally, Olympic champion figure skater Peggy Fleming founded Fleming Jenkins Vineyards and Winery with her husband.