SMOKEY ROBINSON WINES
Everything that describes Smokey Robinson – legendary, iconic, classy – also describes his new family of vintage wines.
Smokey Robinson has always had a passion to create experiences, experiences that touch and move people, which began over 60 years ago as an American singer-songwriter. In 2017, Smokey decided to bring this same passion to the wine world, which immediately garnered extremely positive feedback.
Good friends of Smokey, Bob Buzzelli, [President of Private Wealth for The Coury Firm], and Louis Caputo, [owner of Grapevine Ventures and third generation partner to the wine world], knew he had a great appreciation wine. Together, they began discussing the creativity that goes into the wine making process and decided it would be the ideal project. . Smokey and his wife Frances loved the idea and knew this would be the perfect way to connect with his fans.
In early 2018, Smokey Robinson Wines released their 45 Collection Brand which produced a Rose and a Montepulciano D’Abruzzo red, in partnership with Collefrisio Winery in Abruzzo, Italy.
In August of 2018, Smokey Robinson Wines released their Artist Song Series Brand which produced three wines from Santa Barbrara, CA in collaboration with Sunstone Winery and winemaker Bion Rice. These wines, all boasting names of some of Smokey’s most famous hits include: the “My Girl” Chardonnay, the “Being with You” Pinot Noir and the “Crusin” Bordeaux Blend.