Celebrities Making Wine

Updated: May 18, 2020

Actors and Directors cultivating their offscreen passion.

Picture of banner red banner displaying 4 Oscars outside the theater where the Oscars are being held.

The Oscars have arrived! Celebrities continue to capture our attention from their lavish lifestyles to their relationship woes. Let’s have a little fun and see which celebrity actors and directors are in the wine game.

Francis Ford Coppola

Coppola is a film director with a string of successful movies including The Godfather and Apocalypse Now. Francis and his wife Elaine also have a string of wineries. They founded the first of four wineries on the West Coast in 1980.

The Francis Ford Coppola Winery produces a whopping 13 distinct brands of wine. The wine labels are inspired by movies, art, family, millennials, and history. You’ll find a variety of reds, whites, blends, and Rosé produced in Geyserville, California (Sonoma County). Seems they are trying to cater to every niche of wine enthusiast out there.

The Virginia Dare Winery celebrates the history and heritage of winemaking. They produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Voignier, red blends, and hard cider in Geyserville, California.

Domaine de Broglie is named to honor Louis de Broglie a Frenchman who won the Nobel Prize for his contributions to Quantum Mechanics. Coppola has had a lifelong interest in engineering and technology and chose to use this winery to honor those in the profession. Located in Dundee Hills, Oregon (Willamette Valley), the winery produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.

Their fourth winery is American Pioneer Wine Growers. This winery produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir under the label Bee’s Box. They pledge to provide 10% of the profits to pollinator.org a non-profit that promotes the health of pollinators.

Francis Ford Coppola - Gold Oscar Wine Bottles