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…

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

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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

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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