Yao Ming is arguably the most famous basket- ball player to be making wine in California. Cer- tainly, as a 7-foot 6-inch Chinese athlete, he is unique to the Napa Valley. After an astonishing career in professional sports, the charismatic Yao Ming chose Northern California as home base for his winemaking venture.Read More
“I didn’t want to have a long name, Russell Estates or something,” Kurt Russell told Fox News.
“I [thought] trying to slap a name on a bottle that people might recognize was not only, to me, not necessarily a good thing, I thought it was a drawback.” So his wine is named GoGi (pronounced Go-Ghee), which was his nickname as a kid and the name his grandchildren call him. “Each year I produce a wine for a different family member,” said Russell in a recent magazine article. us, his Chardonnay is named Goldie, after his longtime partner Goldie Hawn. He dedicated one vintage to his sister, Jody, nicknamed Baz, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Thankfully she recovered and Kurt labeled her wine Forbaz. A small amount, about ten cases of Vignier, is called Lulu, a pet name for his mother.Read More