Is your favourite sports star a winemaker?

Ernie Els

A photo of Ernie Els celebrating a golfing triumph hangs at his winery

In 1999 South African golfer Ernie Els decided to indulge his passion for fine wines and opened a winery in Stellenbosch. Ernie Els wines now produces six South African red wines and last year added two white wines to its portfolio.

One Response to “Is your favourite sports star a winemaker?”

  1. Tom Dickson says:

    Not to mention half the Top 14 French rugby players. Even the 2007 World Cup Coach Bernard Laporte has a Gaillac estate. Jauzion, Pelous fight for listings at the club restaurant. The other half of course have restaurants – nothing new there. Michelak managed to lose €1.2m in 6 months, whereas Poitrenaud and Pelous partner with established operators.

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