Owning a vineyard is just a dream for most of us normal folks but for many of the rich and famous athletes it’s one of the many endeavors they take. How else do you spend a spare couple of million euros? You buy grapes, of course, and lots of them! A handful of athletes have taken their love of wine, a luxury, to the next level by purchasing vineyards and wineries around the world.
Mario Andretti, Andretti Winery
Mario Andretti is the former racing driver who has won Formula One, NASCAR, Indycar, among other races. He is undoubtebly one of the most succesful drivers and this Italian born is the owner of Andretti Winery in Napa California.
This picturesque winery is modeled after an Italian village to showcase his roots. The vineyard is 42 acres where Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Blanc, and Merlot are grown. Andretti Winery offers 3 series of fine wines: Montana Reserve, Napa Valley, and Villa Andretti.