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

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine Awards 2010 Yao Ming® Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Highest Ratings In April 2014 Buying Guide

ST. HELENA, Calif., March 12, 2014 – Following the stellar 90+ scores from world-renowned wine critic Robert Parker, Yao Family Wines has once again garnered top acclaim for their recently released wines. The April 2014 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine published stand-out scores for the 2010 Yao Family Wines: NAPA CREST Red [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:02:10-07:00March 24, 2014|News|0 Comments

Yao Ming stays busy in retirement with college, winemaking and owning the Shanghai Sharks

Yao Ming wears a variety of different hats since hanging up his size 18 shoes and retiring from the NBA in 2011. </p> <p>There’s the stressed out and probably overzealous Yao, owner of the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball League.</p> <p>“I don’t want to talk about it because [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:02:10-07:00November 21, 2013|News|0 Comments

Yao Ming launches 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

A select group of customers at Spec’s downtown liquor store witnessed the launch of Yao Ming’s 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at Spec’s. With the former Rockets star autographing bottles from the Yao Ming family of wines. Selling for $100 per bottle, Yao’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, is one of three labels [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:02:10-07:00November 16, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Robert Parker Calls Yao Ming’s 2010 Cabernet ‘Brilliant’

Robert Parker reviewed Yao Family Wines for the first time in the October edition of The Wine Advocate and gave the wine high praise saying it was, “impressive to see what the big man is doing in the wine game”. </p> <p>He reviewed three of Yao’s 2010 vintage wines [...]

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