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THE QUEEN OF HIP HOP SOUL JUST DROPPED HER NEW limited-edition WINE LABEL: Sun Goddess!



Iconic Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, actress, producer and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige is a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era.

Now you can drink her SUN goddess wines from sun-kissed vineyards owned by the Fantinel family in Friuli Venezia Giulia.



With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, a SAG nomination, and a BET Lifetime Achievement award, among many other accolades, Blige has cemented herself as a global superstar. And in the ensuing years, the singer/songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base—responsible for propelling worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums.

This week she launches an exclusive collection of limited-edition wines featuring a Sauvignon Blanc and a beautiful blush colored Pinot Grigio Ramato – Blige’s favorite wines to sip in the summer heat!



The wine Sun Goddess

« Wine tasting is one of my passions. Wine is culture. Wine is community. Wine is lifestyle. Wine is emotion.”, Mary J.Blige says.
«I have always been particularly fond of white wines that demonstrate freshness, minerality, and purity. Pinot Grigio is undoubtedly among my favorite varieties.»



« One day, I asked a friend of mine what is the best Pinot Grigio in the world and he quickly responded that the best Pinot Grigio came from Friuli Venezia Giulia. In deepening my knowledge of this little Italian region I was introduced to Marco Fantinel, owner of one of the leading wineries of this area. Pictures alone helped me fall in love with the Fantinel estate so I decided to go visit it personally. After walking though the vineyards and tasting with the Fantinel family, I felt extremely connected to the place, and more importantly, the people. The experience inspired me to create my own wines in partnership with Marco Fantinel.»



« Sun Goddess wines are produced with love and passion! “Sun Goddess” immediately struck me as the perfect name as it connects my real life, conveys the connection between nature, and the personality of wines I enjoy the most, combined with my style and that of Fantinel .»

The brand name “Sun Goddess” was actually a nickname given to Blige by her sister LaTonya, which she earned for her love of being outdoors and soaking up as much Vitamin D as possible. 

« The name SUN GODDESS evokes powerful childhood memories that I carry with me today. I’ve always loved the sun, and as a child I always tried to capture the sun’s warmth and energy. It was magical to me, and it’s with that spirit, that my mom began calling me “Sun Goddess”. », Mary J.Blige says.


The Fantinel Winery

Fantinel Winery was born from the passion of Mario Fantinel, a well-known hotelier and restaurateur in Friuli Venezia Giulia (a region in the north-east of Italy)



His love for wine was inherited by his children who expanded the families’ vineyard properties into the best areas of the Friuli region. What began as a small agricultural endeavor, is today a third-generation wine company represented by grandsons Marco and Stefano. Fantinel has become an internationally prestigious winery and an ambassador for the craft of Friulian winemaking in the world.



The heart of the operation is located in Tauriano, part of the ancient village Spilimbergo. A few miles away, within a stately winery, the Fantinel team manages over 300 hectares of vineyards divided into the renowned Friuli, Prosecco, Collio and Colli Orientali denominations. Each of these exceptional zones contains terroir which provides optimal microclimates for the maturation of the grapes and thus a true expression of each vine variety, including indigenous grapes, such as Friulano, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Ribolla Gialla, and international grape varieties, especially Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Upholding traditions, a terroir-driven quest for excellence, and deep passion for the land compose the Fantinel family philosophy for producing wines of the highest quality, which are successfully exported to over 90 countries and awarded with excellent reviews by the international press.




Mary J.Blige

Mary J.Blige

Infos: 

Wake up your inner SUN and your inner DIVA and make your pre order !

For Europe from https://fantinel.com/shop/

Both wines are available for pre-order on https://www.wine.com/search/sun%20goddess/0 for $19.99 per bottle and or you can find Sun Goddess in New York &  New Jersey in liquor stores. Both wines will soon be available nationwide in the U.S.