By dint of travelling around the world, from filming to filming and from concerts to concerts, some of our French stars have developed a definite taste for the land. A beautiful passion for wine which led them to offer themselves a second profession: that of winemaker. True passion or whim, who are these wine-loving stars who have chosen to work the land?
Here's an actor whose love of good wine led him to acquire a winery. Gérard Depardieu started working in the vineyards of Château de Tigné a little over 25 years ago. For fans of his role in Cyrano, a vintage pays tribute to him!
Carole Bouquet preferred to settle off the coast of Sicily, on the volcanic island of Pantelleria, to make a candied and fruity wine of which one says only good things. Lovers of passito, you can let yourself be tempted.
The director, who had already established himself in the Languedoc, became co-owner of two estates: Domaine Alquier and Domaine de Senaux, in Faugères.
The singer owns the Domaine de Boiron near Agen, where he has been producing wine since 1988. Accompanied by his brother and an oenologist friend, he took the gamble of planting very young vines in order to revive this 1850 estate.
Pierre Richard started to work in the wine business in the 1980s, after buying a superb 20-hectare estate near Narbonne: Château Bel-Evêque. A great success since his 1998 Corbières rosé obtained the nice score of 86/100 by Robert Parker.