New York, NY – For those who may not know, Danica Patrick is by far the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. Currently, she competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and in 2013 she became the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole. Aside from being a professional stock car racing driver, Danica is also a model, and an advertising spokeswoman. Now Danica can add wine producer to her list of accolades, for in 2017 she is releasing her new wine label “Somnium“.
In 2009, Patrick purchased a property in the prestigious Napa Valley, with the goal of producing her own wine. Fast forward eight years to 2017, Somnium’s 2014 vintage will at last be available for sale. Aaron Pott, a top consulting winemaker, makes the Somnium wine in a custom crush winery in St. Helena entitled “Hunnicutt”. Hunnicutt is built inside a cave, and designed for the kind of small amounts of wine created by boutique estates.
Danica Patrick was born in Beloit, Wisconsin. She began go-karting at the age of 10, at the Sugar River Raceway in Wisconsin. Several years later, Patrick was introduced to John Mecom Jr., a former Indy 500 team owner, who began following her career and arranged for her to go to the United Kingdom to race. At the age of 16, she moved to England, in order to advance her racing career. In 2002, Patrick began professionally racing in the United States. Her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300, is presently the only women’s victory in an IndyCar Series race. Patrick’s third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, is the highest finish there ever by a woman. Her eighth place in the 2013 Daytona 500, is the highest finish for a woman in the Daytona 500. Danica also holds the IRL record for most consecutive races running at the finish, as of October 2011, she had completed 50 consecutive in the running (previous record was 32).
Make sure you get to the store next year and show Danica support by buying a bottle of Somnium. Check out the decorative Somnium label below.