Fergie's New Wine and Vineyard
January 14, 2013 | by —ALEXIS JOHNSON | Food & Drink News
Fergie at her vineyard, Ferguson Crest.
Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Fergie is turning over a new (grape) leaf with her Santa Barbara vineyard and signature wine, Ferguson Crest. Begun with her father, Pat Ferguson, the wine is a passion project for the two, who are hands-on in the production. “My father has been a horticulturist all his life. We spent a lot of our time with him growing blood oranges, guavas, artichokes, macadamia nuts, figs, and strawberries,” says Fergie. “When my father took an interest in wine later in life, it was only natural for us to want to work on this project with him.”
In 2012 the singer launched a new aptly named red-blend varietal called Fergalicious. “We wanted to make a really great blend, and upon tasting it, it basically ended up naming itself.” Although it is her Viognier and Syrah that are really scoring big. Of the vineyard, Fergie says, “It is truly a labor of love.” On February 12, Fergie will be at The Wine House (2311 Cotner Ave., LA, 310-479-3731) for an in-store event.
Cover shoot: September 2014 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.