Hollywood stars nowadays seem to be able to do it all, and when we say all we mean even become wine producers! Since ancient times, vineyards have been producing wine for both personal satisfaction and financial gain. Now in Hollywood, it has become a status symbol of sorts or perhaps even a culture symbol. Here are five Hollywood superstars that when not filming blockbuster movies, are making wine.
1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: This famous Hollywood couple have become famous for both their box office hits, and now a bit more for their private lives and split. But the Mr & Mrs Smith actors have a vineyard in Château Miraval and their wines have even been talked about by Wine Spectator, known for producing among the best rosé,2. Gérard Depardieu: Only adding to his brilliant career, Gérard Depardieu has winemaking to add to his accolades! When he is not playing roles like Cyrano di Bergerac, this actor buys wine cellars all around the world – a passion that has become a second profession. His profession on his passport? Winemaker.
3. Madonna: The Queen of Pop may be famous for her musical golds, movie screen appearances and now directing talent but she is now also a director of sorts when it comes to wine. Her wine label, Confessions on a Dance Floor is inspired by one of her greatest hits and is loved all around the world – just like her music!
4. Drew Barrymore: Drew Barrymore is no stranger to the big screen, stealing the hearts of many early on with her role as little Gertie in the hit movie ET. In addition to her successful career, Barrymore has a popular line of cosmetics and eyewear, and now even a wine label of her own producing wines which fuse the aromas of peach, citrus and apricot – fresh and simple just like her!
5. Francis Ford Coppola: The Oscar winning director Francis Ford Coppola made his claim to absolute fame directing the Godfather. This successful director is also proud owner of a wine estate in California where he produces red and white wines which are appreciated all around the world. Just like his films!