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Celebrity Wineries & Wines

From the 1980s onwards, it became increasingly fashionable for celebrities, especially from the show business, to afford their own winery. It is in the nature of things that the vast majority of them have nothing to do with winemaking and leave this to experts. One of the very first in 1975 was the US director Francis Ford Coppola (*1939), who used his money from the first two godfather films. One of the most touching is the French actor Gerard Depardieu (*1948), who is active with his wineries in three continents worldwide. The only one who actually learned the craft and took over the business from his father is the Italian Albano Carrisi, who became famous as a show star with his first wife Romina Power:

Promis als Weingutsbesitzer - Francis Ford Coppola, Al Bano Carrisi, Cliff Richard, David Beckham, Madonna

Alberto Alessi - Italian star designer
Cascina Eugenie(Piedmont Italy)

Antonio Banderas - Spanish actor (Zorro)
Bodega Banderas(Ribera del Duero-Spain)

Drew Barrymore - US actress (the little girl in E.T.)

Al Bano (Albano Carrisi) - Italian winemaker and singer
Azienda Vinicola Tenute Al Bano Carrisi(Apulia-Italy)

Franz Beckenbauer - German soccer player
Lammershoek(Swartland, South Africa)

David & Victoria Beckham - English soccer player & pop singer
For his 34th birthday David gave his wife Victoria (*1974, née Adams)
a winery in Napa Valley (California) for the reported purchase price of USD 12 million

Gianni Bulgari - Italian-Greek jewellery designer

Adriano Celentano - Italian singer and actor
Galibate (Lake Como, Lombardy-Italy)

Francis Ford Coppola - US director (Godfather I, II, III, Apocalypse Now)
Inglenook Winery(Napa Valley), Château Sovereign(Sonoma County-California)
See in detail under Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Gérard Depardieu - French actor
Château de Tigné(Loire, other Médoc, Saint-Émilion, Crimea, North Africa, South America)

Johnny Depp - US actor
The film star planned to run his own winery for a long time. Finally he announced 2012: I was exploring the idea of growing wine in the south of France. But it's a difficult process, you have to struggle with the government step by step and I found that much too annoying. According to his own statement his favourite wine is the red wine Château Calon-Ségur(Saint-Estèphe-Médoc-France).

Bob Dylan - US rock singer and songwriter
special wine brand, produced by Antonio Terni/Fattoria Le Terrazze
Brand "Planet Waves"(Rosso Conero, brand Italy)

Johnny Halliday - French pop singer
Terre d'Aumers(Languedoc-France)

Andrés Iniesta - Spanish national football player
Fuentealbilla (Albacete, La Mancha-Spain)

Günter Jauch - German TV presenter

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt - US actor (former married couple; divorced since 2017)
Miraval(Côtes de Provence-France)

Madonna (Louise Veronica Ciccone) - US pop singer, actress
led by her father Tony Ciccone(Michigan-USA)

Thomas Muster - Austrian tennis player (short-term No. 1)
managed by Manfred Tement - Brand Toms(South Styria-Austria)
Brand was abandoned in 2010 (pattern & wine simply did not match)

Gianna Nannini - Italian pop singer
Certosa di Belriguardo(Chianti, Tuscany-Italy)

Andrea Pirlo - Italian national football player
Pratum Coller (Lombardy-Italy)

Cliff Richard - English pop singer
Adega do Cantor(Algarve-Portugal)

Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) - Australian pop musician
Tenuta del Palagio/I Serrestori(Chianti, Tuscany-Italy)

Oliviero Toscani - Italian star photographer (Benetton)
Otwine - run by the children Lola and Rocco(Tuscany-Italy)

Donald Trump - 45th US President
Smart Estate(Virginia-USA)

See also famous wine connoisseurs with their favourite wines

Francis Ford Coppola: By Georges Biard, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Al Bano Carrisi: From Sailko - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Cliff Richard: By Eva Rinaldi - Cliff Richard, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
David Beckham: From Brian MInkoff - Eig. work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
From © Pascal Mannaerts, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

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