‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz Started Wine Business :: WRAL.com
Actress Chrissy Metz has already made a name for herself as a singer and actress. she is a regular on the hit show “This Is Us.” She can now add another role to her CV: that of winegrower.
Metz has officially launched its own wine brand, The Joyful Heart Wine Company. The company’s collection was created in collaboration with an award-winning winemaker Nicole Walsh and includes three wines: Red mix, white mix and limited reserve red mix. All three are available for pre-sale online, with the red and white mixes costing $16 each and the limited reserve mix priced at $40.
Sourced from California vineyards, the Joyful Heart Red Blend is a combination of Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Petite Syrah and has a velvety smooth finish. The Joyful Heart White Blend is bright and textured, with a mix of white peach, tropical fruits and fresh flowers. Although it is made primarily from Sauvignon Blanc, it also has a touch of Chardonnay.
A full-bodied 2019 vintage, the Joyful Heart Limited Reserve Red Blend is deep ruby in color and has aromas of blueberry, black cherry, cedar and plum. The wine was fermented in small batches and aged for 22 months in French oak barrels.
The brand was created to celebrate joy, faith, love, community and generosity, according to the website. A portion of every bottle sold is donated to World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization that provides food to those in need in times of crisis. The non-profit organization has served more than 50 million meals to crisis-affected people around the world.
“These wines hold a special place in my heart, and it’s amazing to see our collective vision become a reality. Born out of my desire to live from the heart, create meaningful moments, give back to the community, and share delicious wine with my loved ones, Joyful Heart Wine Co. has been a dream of mine for many years,” Metz said in a statement. “For me, a joyful heart is a reminder of the importance of breaking bread together, sharing in community, and knowing that we are all deeply loved.”
Metz is just one of the few celebrities to have created their own liquor brands. Others include Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Ryan Reynolds and Matthew McConaughey.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also has his own brand of tequila, which was recently featured in two cocktails at Applebee’s. Called Teremana, the spirit is sold pretty much everywhere tequila is sold, including national retailers like Target.
Are you going to taste the new Metz Coeur Joyeux wine?
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