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24 Celebrities With Their Own Wine Brands

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Chris Carrabba
> Label: Canvino

Dashboard Confessional lead singer Carrabba says he grew to love wine after appearing at concerts in the wine country. In late 2020, he announced that he was joining Nightowl Canning as an investor and brand ambassador for the company’s Canvino “Bottle-Quality Wine, in a Can.” The wines, including cabernet, chardonnay, and three others, are made in Lodi, in California’s Central Valley, by Susy Vasquez of Lodi’s Peltier Winery and Vineyards.

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Francis Ford Coppola
> Label: Francis Ford Coppola Winery, etc.

Famed director Coppola used some of the profits from “The Godfather” to buy part of the Napa Valley’s historic Inglenook winery in 1975. He went on to launch the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and the nearby Francis Ford Coppola Winery Too! (formerly the Virginia Dare Winery) in Sonoma County – between them making dozens of different wines. In 2021, he sold both operations to Delicato Family Wines (see Zac Brown, above), but remains involved as an equity partner and member of Delicato’s board of directors. He also retains sole ownership of Inglenook and an Oregon winery, Domaine de Broglie.

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Cameron Diaz
> Label: Avaline

In 2020, retired actress and businesswoman Cameron Diaz (“There’s Something About Mary,” the “Shrek” franchise), in partnership with fashion and skincare entrepreneur Katherine Power, launched a line of organic, vegan-friendly, supposedly additive-free “clean” wines under the Avaline label. A range of still and sparkling wines, sourced mostly from France’s Languedoc and Provence regions and Catalonia in Spain, has been released. The wine website Vinograpy was unimpressed with the “clean” marketing message, writing that Aveline’s offerings “are actually just commercially produced organic wines that have several more additives than many small-production winemakers would consider using.”

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> Label: Ferguson Crest

The former Black-Eyed Peas singer founded this Santa Barbara County winery with her father, Pat Ferguson, in 2006. One of the region’s most respected winemakers, Joey Tensley, makes the mostly Rhône-style wines – including a blend of syrah, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, and grenache called Fergalicious. Fergie herself has been seen actually working in the vineyards and even stomping grapes in the old traditional fashion.

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Guy Fieri
> Label: Hunt & Ryde

Restaurateur and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” host Fieri released his first Hunt & Ryde wines in 2016, working with Sonoma County’s Davis Family Vineyards. (The winery is named for his sons, Hunter and Ryder.) He has planted vineyards and instituted organic farming methods on the property. “This isn’t juice that somebody else made that we just put in a bottle and put my name on it, which a lot of people do,” he told GQ. The wines include an old-vine zinfandel and a blend of unspecified grapes called Sixty-Eight White, said by the winery to be “like a ’68 Camarobold, polished, and always Best in Class.”

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