Pop Legend Pink Jams To Cabernet Franc In Santa Barbara


Megastar singer Alecia Moore -better known as Pink – makes wine in Santa Barbara under her Two Wolves label, but her old-school inspirations are the Loire and Bordeaux. Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth caught up with the megastar recently to talk about what brought her to wine, her old-school vigneron inspirations and the mad-scientist experiments she’s working on now.

In today’s wine world, some winemakers are considered rock stars by their fans. But only a few winemakers really are rock stars.

Better known as Pink, Alecia Moore is one of the music industry’s most recognized faces. A three-time Grammy winner, she has sold over 90 million records since her solo debut in 2000. She is currently performing on her “Beautiful Trauma” world tour. Married to professional motocross racer Carey Hart, Moore, 39, is also a mother of two. And she’s a vintner.

But rather than trade on a seemingly made-in-the-shade coupling of her stage name and the soaring popularity of rosé to produce a mass-market wine, Moore chose a more hands-on, artisanal approach for her passion project.

In 2013, Moore purchased a 250-acre estate north of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara County. It came with 18 acres of organically farmed vines, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon along with Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and others; Moore planted an additional 7 acres to bring Syrah and Sémillon into the mix. The first release of her Two Wolves label totaled just 85 cases of individual Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot bottlings from the 2015 vintage; the rest of the fruit is being sold off for now. Moore plans to grow the project slowly to a goal of 2,000 cases per year.


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