Celebrity wine

The celebrity wine industry has seen a considerable rise in the number of famous enthusiasts over the past decade, for both private enjoyment and financial investment.

Several A-list stars own vineyards and wine estates solely for personal use including Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, French actor Gerard Depardieu and British musician Sting.

Some celebrities produce wine for retail purposes including American actresses Drew Barrymore and Olivia Newton John, actors Antonio Banderas and Sam Neil, Eurythmics star Dave Stewart, and most recently Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie.

While other celebrities either form collaborations with a winery or winemaker who is already established in the industry such as Bob Dylan, Martha Stewart and Gordon Ramsay, or have a winemaking family history like film director Francis Ford Coppola.

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James Cameron

Avatar director James Cameron buys Canadian winery

19th February 2014

Veteran Hollywood director and producer James Cameron has moved into wine production in his native Canada.

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Rupert Murdoch buys Bel Air wine estate

15th May 2013

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has purchased Moraga Estate vineyard in Bel Air, Los Angeles, for a reported US$29.5m.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wine sells out in hours

8th March 2013

The first 1,000 cases of wine produced by Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were snapped up within hours of going on sale on the internet.

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Cricketers Kallis and Boucher launch wines

12th September 2012

Two South African cricketers have joined the ranks of Ian Botham, Ernie Els, Jack Nicklaus and other sporting legends and launched their own wines.

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Terlato prepares third Jack Nicklaus launch

16th July 2012

Terlato Wines is about to release a Jack Nicklaus white wine under the legendary golfer’s two-year-old wine brand.

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Brad Pitt to star in The Billionaire's Vinegar

8th May 2012

The Billionaire's Vinegar, the controversial book about the Jefferson bottles affair, is being made into a film starring Brad Pitt.

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Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart of Eurythmics planning Mollydooker concert, and more wines

24th April 2012

Eurythmics star Dave Stewart plans to follow the launch of his own wine with more releases and a concert at the Australian winery where it's made, Mollydooker Winery, Decanter.com can reveal.

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Antonio Banderas launches Ribera wine

2nd March 2012

Spanish born actor Antonio Banderas launched his Ribero del Duero wines, Anta Banderas, in Florida last weekend.

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Zhao Wei

Chinese film star buys St Emilion property

6th December 2011

Chinese film star Zhao Wei has bought a St Emilion chateau for an undisclosed price.

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Motorhead and Lemmy

Heavy metal legends Motörhead release wine

3rd October 2011

Rock legends Motörhead have released their own wine, an Australian Shiraz loaded with attitude – as well as fruity aromas and rounded tannins.

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