Kate Hudson`s Winery Goes Virtual

It’s a familiar story: Child of vintner launches her own wine label.

It’s slightly less familiar when the vintner in question is Kurt Russell and the child is his stepdaughter, Kate Hudson. Inspired by Russell’s GoGi Wines, made by Peter and Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars in Lompoc, Calif., Hudson and her rock-star fiancé, Matthew Bellamy, launched Hudson Bellamy Wines in partnership with the Works in 2011. Sales of the wines benefit the Hawn Foundation, an education charity founded by Hudson’s mother Goldie Hawn, and War Child, an organization that assists children in regions of conflict.

“When Kate was young, the family used to go on biking trips through France, and they used to ride through Burgundy and stop and talk to grapegrowers,” said Cobie Scott, social-media coordinator for Hudson Bellamy Wines. Once Russell began making the GoGi wines with the Works, Scott told Unfiltered, “Kate and Matt said, ‘Well, we’d like to make some wine, with some of our very favorite varieties.’” The couple first decided to make a rosé, calling it Que Syrah Syrah ($25), with Santa Barbara County fruit. The following vintage, they added to their portfolio a Santa Ynez Sauvignon Blanc (A Little Time, $30) and a vineyard-designated Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills (Common Ground, $50). According to Scott, Hudson and Bellamy assist the Works with blending.

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