Football & Wine: Players and a Coach Tackling the Wine Game

Updated: May 19, 2020

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Football and wine go together better than you might think. These top athletes and a coach are no strangers to hard, physical work. They know how valuable it is to have the right team around them to achieve something stellar. And a little cash from their football success adds all the elements they need to be successful in the wine game.




Drew Bledsoe – Former QB


Picture of Drew and Maura Bledsoe with their vineyard in the background.
Drew and Maura Bledsoe














Bledsoe was the New England Patriots QB from 1993-2001 right before the Tom Brady dynasty began. Bledsoe finished his career playing for the Buffalo Bills and then the Dallas Cowboys before retiring in 2007. At that point, Bledsoe “doubled back” to his hometown in Washington to start a winery in Walla Walla Valley called Doubleback.


Two bottles of Doubleback Wine: Estate Reserve and Cabernet Sauvignon.