Tall Drink of Wine: Behind the Success of Yao Ming’s Napa Valley Winery

The year 2016 has been a gratifying one for retired basketball legend Yao Ming. Despite a career cut short by injuries, the 36-year-old former Houston Rockets center—and eight-time All-Star—was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in September. It is also the year the Shanghai native’s California winery, Yao Family [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:02:08-07:00October 26, 2016|News|0 Comments

NBA Star Yao Ming’s Wine Collaboration

Wine for wildlife:  NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming, who has been making wine under the Yao Family Wines label for several years now, opened a St. Helena tasting room last spring. Now he’s using that wine for wildlife conservation efforts. https://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/17/wine-crate-nba-star-yao-mings-wine-collaboration/  

By |2020-10-24T16:02:09-07:00October 17, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exclusive: Yao Ming Joins 2016 Napa Harvest

Retired basketball star Yao Ming and his winemaker spoke exclusively to DecanterChina.com about the latest harvest season and the winery’s plan to launch its first white wine. https://www.decanterchina.com/en/california-wines/Features/exclusive-yao-ming-joins-2016-napa-harvest

By |2020-10-24T16:02:09-07:00October 15, 2016|News|0 Comments

Score! The Best Athlete-Owned Wineries

Vivino.com Michael Cervin September 24, 2016 https://www.vivino.com/wine-news/score-the-best-athlete-owned-wineries For some people in the wine biz, the pursuit of a perfect bottle is a lifelong work. When you’re an athlete, it’s more like a second career. But you have to wonder—just because you can score a touchdown, stick a landing, ace your [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:02:09-07:00September 26, 2016|News|0 Comments

Yao Ming Opens Tasting Room In St. Helena

Professional sport celebrities, from Joe Montana to Mario Andretti, can’t seem to resist the allure of the wine business. And that includes former NBA sensation Yao Ming, who launched Yao Family Wines when he retired from the Houston Rockets in 2011. Last month, he opened the doors to his new [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:02:09-07:00April 14, 2016|News|0 Comments

Former NBA Star Yao Ming Opens Wine Tasting Room In St. Helena

The 7-foot-6 ex-Houston Rocket center caused quite the stir when he stopped by the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena for Premiere Napa Valley’s barrel tasting and auction, which raised $5 million for the Napa Valley Vintners…     https://hauteliving.com/2016/02/former-nba-star-yao-ming-opens-wine-tasting-room-in-st-helena/602624/

By |2020-10-24T16:02:09-07:00February 29, 2016|News|0 Comments

Yao Ming in St Helena: Basketball star turned vintner opens a new tasting room

ST. HELENA – It was during his years playing basketball as a 7-foot-6 center for the Houston Rockets of the NBA that Yao Ming, who is from Shanghai, China, became interested in wine. Read Article

By |2020-10-24T16:02:09-07:00February 26, 2016|News|0 Comments
Go to Top