Greg Norman's passion for wine was the genesis of Greg Norman Estates wine brand, a collection of red and white wines produced from some of the finest wine regions in both Australia and California. An avid wine collector and strong believer in the role of wine in an active, easygoing lifestyle, Greg's aim is to produce approachable, delicious wines that are easily shared with friends and family. Since its introduction in 1999, Greg Norman Estates has been a success. Listed as one of Wine Spectator Magazine's Top 100 wines of the world in 2000, the Greg Norman wines continue to enjoy critical acclaim and growth, year after year.
His multicolored shark symbol decorates the bottles, but Norman isn't exactly stomping grapes and rolling barrels. He leaves the heavy lifting to Beringer Blass, the mammoth Australian-American wine company that owns the Norman brand, launched in 1999. The firm draws from thousands of acres of vineyards spread among most of the major regions in Australia for its Greg Norman wines and makes them at its regional wineries, such as Jamieson's Run in Coonawarra and Yarra Ridge in Yarra Valley.
Matt Steel, winemaker at Yarra Ridge, uses several vineyards around the valley and in cooler regions nearby to make the Chardonnay.
Greg Norman Estates will be the exclusive wine served at the 2009 prestigious Presidents Cup, a team match play competition featuring 24 of the world's top golfers, to be held at San Francisco's historic Harding Park Golf Course on October 6-11, 2009.