News • December 20, 2017

Celebrities Who Love Spanish Wine

Just like us, celebrities love good wine. More and more celebrities are getting into the wine business including Angelina Jolie and Drew Barrymore. This, in combination with the rising popularity of Spanish wine, make Spain a top-choice wine country for celebrity wine enthusiasts.

Here is the official Wines From Spain list of celebrities who love Spanish wine and their favorite growing regions.

Eva Longoria and Rioja

As a United States Rioja Wine Ambassador, actress Eva Longoria belives “Rioja is always the right choice.” Last year she was awarded the 18th Prestigio Rioja Prize from the president of the Control Board, and has said to be captivated not only wine, but also by the people of this region, whom she describes as authentic and hard-working.

Antonio Banderas and Ribera del Duero

The Anta Banderas winery was first built in 1999 in the heart of the Ribera del Duero to produce high quality wines. Ten years later, actor Antonio Banderas joined, and the winery was renamed Anta Banderas. It currently consists of 235 acres of vineyard in two separate areas, one near the winery and one nearly 2,800 feet above sea level.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Castilla La Mancha

A few years ago actress Gwyneth Paltrow starred in “Spain…On the Road Again,” a PBS series that followed her Mario Batali, Mark Bittman and Claudia Bassols as they eat and drink their way through Spain. The premiere episode, “Tilting Windmills in Castilla la Mancha,” features Madrid’s fish market, churros and hot chocolate, a Manchego cheesemaking lesson and to Gweneth’s liking, a glass or two of Tempranillo from Castilla La Mancha.

Rafa Nadal and Mallorca

The island of Mallorca is home to world-renowned tennis player Rafael Nadal. He was born and raised in Manacor, a town on the east side of the island where in 2016 he opened the high-performance Rafa Nadal Academy. With a breathtaking view of the seaside and owned by his family, it is no wonder Sa Punta restaurant is one of Nadal’s favorite places to eat and relax with a glass of Monastrell.

Michelle Obama and Andalucia

While on vacation in Andalucia, First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Sasha, traveled to Andalucia’s luxurious five star Ritz Carlton Hotel Villa Padierna, near Marbella.  Lunching on Andalucian gazpacho soup with garnish , grilled turbot, veal with mustard sauce, oriental rice with salted mushrooms and Mallorcan tumbet. All washed down with white Marqués de Riscal wine and Remírez de Ganuza.