A good wine often makes for a great gift, but a good wine backed by the star power of celebrities is definitely a dazzling present for someone special.
The “Godfather” of Californian Cabernet Sauvignon has to be Francis Ford Coppola. From his vineyard, he has produced bold, well-balanced red wine with the potential to be cellared and aged. This will undoubtably be a meaningful gift for cinematic enthusiasts.
Restaurateur and Food Network TV personality Guy Fieri also owns a vineyard in Sonoma County, California, named Hunt & Ryde Winery. Aficionados of full bodied red wine should check out the old vine Zinfandel, exuding notes of cinnamon, leather and cherry that could be paired with red meat or drunk on its own.
Famous Twin Peaks actor and Washington native Kyle MacLachlan is passionate about the wine from his home state. In Columbia Valley, he owns “Pursued By Bear”, which consistently releases high quality Syrah and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon year after year. Pricey but classy, these wines are certainly elegant gifts that would be appreciated by any connoisseur.
Sports fans would be pleased to know that NBA superstar Yao Ming owns a wine label named “Yao Family Wines”, where grapes are sourced from Napa Valley. His 2014 vintage is especially well-reviewed and could be uncorked now as well as cellared for a few more years to come. For basketball lovers, what could be a better gift than receiving a bottle of wine produced by one of the giants in NBA?
Also in Napa Valley, Oscar and Grammy award winner John Legend went into a partnership with Raymond Vineyards in 2015 to create his own brand, LVE Wines. The company features a subscription-based membership wine club. You could sign up for a subscription and share any particular wine you receive as a gift or better yet, sign up someone you love so he or she will get to try a variety of wines four times a year!