Top 10 rockstar ‘winemakers’

24th July, 2014 by Lauren Eads

With pots of cash and a taste for the finer things in life, it’s perhaps no surprise that many of the world’s global superstars eventually turn their attention to wine.

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Dozens of musicians have lent their name to a number of wines over the years, with varying levels of involvement in their production and commercial success.

But while some big names may spend little time monitoring the harvest, many of our rockstar winemakers are not only hands on in the winemaking process, but have won awards for their wines on the competition circuit.

Take the ever-charming Cliff Richard, who for decades has been toiling away on his Adega do Cantor winery in Portugal.

According to the estate’s staff Cliff is often seen “getting his hands dirty”, during the harvest.

Whatever a wine’s commercial success, it’s clear the lure of wine is strong within the world of rock, as this list proves.

Scroll through to see which musicians are known for rocking the vineyard…

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