Money and wine have a way of always overlapping - actors, sports players, celebrity chefs, singers, race car guys....they all have their own wine labels or wineries.  To own a winery takes a boatload of cash - and then it continues on...you need more, all the time.  

I have not had a lot of great celebrity wine.  Some are good but most are overpriced - as they are selling their name more so then a quality product...I have had some good ones though.

Most celebrity wine labels are just that...labels.  The wine is already made, most do not even help with the blend or wine at all, and they just make up a label and pay some money and WAH LAH - Drew Barrymore has a pinot grigio thats light, crisp and refreshing - just like her.

Status.  It would be neat having your own wine....I would not say no - I am also not a celebrity with a boatload of money.  Maybe someday.  Until then I will drink everyone elses....


Some that I have tasted - 

Dave Mathews band wine - the only one that is good to me is the Crush but I think its overpriced.

Train (the band) new cabernet - I thought it was unbalanced, almost no finish except for acid and way too jammy for a cab...

Greg Norman - I always liked his Australian cab/merlot and shiraz - I havent had it in years BUT his California stuff has not been even close in quality.

Arnold Palmer - Made at Luna winery - The cab used to be from Napa  - then turned to just California - I really enjoyed the Napa label - the California cab is good - just the price isnt where it should be

Jerry Garcia wines - I think they were made at Clos du Bois in Sonoma - they were actually ok for the price.  I liked them as everyday drinkers - they are disctd now.  Too Bad

Andretti - next....Not writing about it - sorry
Adobe road - sorry race fans - 
BR Cohn - wines are pretty good for the price - I would drink and be happy

Coppola wines - I will say - best celebrity wines made - personally I think so anyway...He has many levels of wines and I really do enjoy a lot of them.

I was in Arizona and went to Tool singer Maynards 2 wineries - really quality stuff for Arizona wines - I liked them as well - I do not think they are sold in WI.

I had Joe Montanas wine - Delicious - only can buy in CA

Pininfarinas wine - Great Napa Valley blend that is now discontinued but a keeper

Fess Parker - I like his wines as well - A great Syrah, Pinot noir and especially love the Viognier.  Value brands that get rated well.  

Charles Woodson - His wine would be great if it was half the price or more...its quality juice but insanely overpriced.  I tried his petite sirah at an event and it was VERY GOOD.  I dont think he sells that though....only the blend

Lastly Robert Parkers wines - delicious  and his Italian venture too - amazing


Below is a partial listing of celebrities who own commercial wineries, wine brands or vineyards. This is not a listing of a celebrities who only own vineyards for private use.

Celebrity Winery
AndrettiAndretti WineryNapa ValleyCaliforniaFounded winery with former K-mart CEO Joe Antonini[3]
Frank ArcieroArciero Family VineyardsPaso RoblesCaliforniaAlso owns EOS Estate Winery in Paso Robles. Owned racing teams that featured Al UnserBobby UnserParnelli JonesDan Gurney andMichael Andretti[12]
Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd WinesOntarioCanada
Antonio BanderasAnta BanderasRibera del DueroSpain[14]
Drew BarrymoreBarrymore WinesItaly
Lidia Bastianich Bastianich WineryFriuliItaly
Mario BataliLa MozzaTuscanyItaly
Drew Bledsoe Double Back WineWalla Walla ValleyWashington
Lorraine BraccoBracco WinesTuscanyItaly
Kevin BucklerAdobe Road WinesSonoma CountyCalifornia
Raymond BurrRaymond Burr VineyardsDry Creek ValleyCalifornia
Jonathan CaindelaCain VineyardsSonoma CountyCalifornia
Richard ChildressChildress VineyardsNorth Carolina[21]
Les ClaypoolClaypool CellarsRussian River ValleyCalifornia[22]
Bruce CohnB.R. Cohn WinerySonoma CountyCaliforniaCohn was manager of The Doobie Brothers[7]
Francis Ford CoppolaRubicon Estate WineryNapa ValleyCalifornia[3]
Gerard DepardieuChateau de TigneAnjouLoire ValleyFrance 
Mike DitkaMike Ditka WinesMendocino CountyCalifornia

Ernie ElsErnie Els WinesStellenboschSouth AfricaCollaboration with Engelbrecht Els Vineyard[3]
Emilio EstevezCasa DumetzMalibuCalifornia[25]
Nick FaldoNick Faldo WinesCoonawarraAustraliaCollaboration with Katnook Estate[26]
Mick FleetwoodMick Fleetwood Private CellarLake CountyCalifornia
Peggy FlemingFleming Jenkins Vineyards and WinerySanta Cruz Mountains
Jeff GordonJeff Gordon WinesNapa ValleyCaliforniaCollaboration with August Briggs Wines[7]
Wayne GretzkyNo. 99 Estates WineryNiagara PeninsulaCanadaCollaboration with Peller Estates[29]
Terry HoageTerry Hoage VineyardsPaso RoblesCaliforniaUniversity of Georgia Football player
Mick HucknallIl CantanteSicilyItalyCollaboration with Italian winemaker Salvo Foti[7]
Günther JauchWeingut von OthegravenMosel (wine region)Rhineland
Maynard James KeenanCaduceus CellarsVerde ValleyArizonaAlso owns Merkin Vineyards in Arizona[32]
John LasseterLasseter Family WinerySonoma CountyCalifornia[7]
Randy LewisLewis CellarsNapa ValleyCalifornia[12]
Lil JonLittle Jonathan WineryCentral CoastCaliforniaCollaboration with California winemaker Alison Crowe
Kyle MacLachlanPursued by Bear WineColumbia ValleyWashingtonCollaboration with Washington winemaker Eric Dunham[35]
Madonna-Ciccone Vineyard and WineryLeelanau PeninsulaMichiganCollaboration with her father 
]Dan Marino Vintage 13 Marino EstatesCalifornia[30]
Dave MatthewsBlenheim VineyardsCharlottesvilleVirginia[37]
Joe MontanaMontagia WinesNapa ValleyCaliforniaCollaboration with Ed Sbragia, former winemaker of Beringer Wines[7]
Sam NeillTwo PaddocksCentral OtagoNew Zealand[3]
Vince NeilVince Neil VineyardsSonoma CountyCalifornia[3]
Olivia Newton-JohnKoala Blue WinesSouth AustraliaFounded in 1983 with business partner Pat Farrar[7]
Greg NormanGreg Norman EstatesSouth Australia and CaliforniaCollaboration with Beringer Blass[3]
Arnold PalmerArnold Palmer WinesCaliforniaCollaboration with Luna Vineyards[20]
Fess ParkerFess Parker WinerySanta Ynez ValleyCaliforniaWas featured in the movie Sideways[3]
Robert M. Parker, Jr.Beaux Freres Vineyards & WineryWillamette Valley, .[39]
Terri ParsonsBenny Parsons Rendezvous RidgePurlear, North CarolinaWinery established before his death and operated by his widow.[40]
Nancy PelosiZinfandel Lane VineyardSt. HelenaCaliforniaAlso owns Skellenger Lane Vineyard in Napa Valley. Pelosi sells her grapes to other California winemakers instead of producing her own wine.[7]
Carmen PolicyCasa PienaYountvilleCalifornia[7]
Jason PriestleyBlack Hills Estate WineryOkanaganBritish ColumbiaThe British Columbia born actor is a co-owner in the estate[41]
Boz ScaggsScaggs VineyardCalifornia[43]
Charles WoodsonTwentyFour WinesNapa ValleyCaliforniaUnder NFL regulations, Woodson is currently prohibited from endorsing his own wines publicly until he retires
Paul Newman
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