Is your favourite sports star a winemaker?

Yao Ming

Yao Ming in his vineyard

Former NBA superstar Yao Ming launched the Yao Family wines in China in November 2011; the wine then launched in the US in 2012. The brand uses Napa Valley grapes for its two Cabernet Sauvignons, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

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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