Celebrities just can’t resist having their own labels.
Seems like every celeb is putting his name on a wine bottle. Sometimes the name on the label is the extent of their participation; other times the stars take their winemaking role more seriously.
• Francis Ford Coppola, filmmaker
Many movie millions went into the Rubicon Estate Winery where filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola vinifies dependable quaffs as well as pricey blockbusters.
Average retail: $10-$60
• Sam Neill, actor
When not fending off dinosaurs, Neill takes on the role of a real winemaker. His Two Paddocks pinots from New Zealand have garnered critical accolades.
Average retail: $35-$45
• Peggy Fleming, skater
Peggy found gold in the Santa Cruz mountains where she lives on the Flemings-Jenkins Vineyard and makes wines with husband Greg Jenkins. Profits from their Victories Rose go toward cancer research.
Average retail: $20-$40
• Greg Norman, golfer
The ex-pro still sees a lot of green with his Greg Norman Estates portfolio of above-par Aussie and California wines.
Average retail: $15-$25
• Mario Andretti, driver
The winning wheelman has a new formula one: his Andretti Winery crafts cabs and chards in Napa’s Oak Knoll region.
Average retail: $25-$60
• Vince Neil, rocker
The new cru is not so motley: Napa-Sonoma red and white wines from Vince Vineyards. Aficionado Neil reportedly selects the blends for his cuvees.
Average retail: $15-$20
• Gerard Depardieu, actor
Mais oui, but of course, the French film star loves fine wine. With vintner Alain Panet, he crafts elegant wines under the Lys de Volan label.
Average retail: $35-$60
• Lorraine Bracco, actress
Tony Italian wines hit all the high notes for “Sopranos” star whose connections have given the vino a real badda bing.
Average retail: $12-$25
• Mike Ditka, coach
Iron Mike hopes to score a touchdown with the ultra-premium Mike Ditka Kick Ass Red, but he’s also betting on a more modest varietal line.
Average retail: $10-$20; Kick Ass Red $50
• Mick Fleetwood, musician
It’s more than rumors: the drummer has put his name on Mick Fleetwood Private Cellars in Santa Ynez, California.
Average retail: $30
• Olivia Newton John, songstress
If you honestly love an Aussie bargain, she’s the one that you want. Her Koala Blue label sells for a song.
Average retail: Under $10
• Bob Dylan, folkie
Tangled up in red? Not really. The singer puts his signature but not much else into pricey bottles of Planet Waves, made by Fattoria Le Terrazze in Marche, Italy.
Average retail: $65