Vanilla Puddin' Chardonnay is a creation of three amazing talents -- and the people who support them behind the scenes.
First in our trio is Gabrielle Union, a multitalented actress, producer, and brilliant performer in television, film, and music. With the release of Vanilla Puddin’, Gabrielle hopes to share a fun, elegant, yet approachable, wine with a wide audience. Union currently stars in BET’s new series “Being Mary Jane,” which attracted over 5 million viewers for its January 7th premiere and was the #1 original drama series debut on all cable for the 2013-2014 season. Union also recently starred in the Screen Gems’ hit film, Think Like A Man, based on Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man.” Gabrielle is currently reprising her role for the sequel, Think Like A Man Too, out June 20, 2014. Gabrielle’s film credits include Lionsgate’s Good Deeds, critically acclaimed Cadillac Records, The Perfect Holiday, Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, Ryan Murphy's Running With Scissors, the blockbuster hit Bad Boys II, and Universal’s cult hit Bring It On. In 2012, Union was inspired by her love of wine to create a chardonnay that wasn’t like anything else on the market.
The second, R.C. Mills, is the CEO and Founder of The Brand Elite (TBE). TBE is a creative marketing force specializing in custom-blended wines co-branded and managed in conjunction with well-known celebrities in the entertainment and sports industries. Unlike other such ventures, which are pure endorsement in nature, TBE focuses on true partnerships with those celebrities, sharing every aspect of the product creation, marketing, production, and distribution with their clients. Mr. Mills himself brings over 20 years of broad experience in the high-end hospitality industry, high-end wine marketing and distribution, and an extensive background cultivating and creating custom blended vintages for a variety of markets.
The third party of the trio is JaM Cellars. Proprietors John and Michele Truchard (hence JaM) worked, along with Gabrielle, to craft the style and produce Vanilla Puddin’. With origins in grape growing from childhood John and his team helps to source the right grapes and oversee production of the deliciously unique wine aptly named Vanilla Puddin'. This combined trio brings the knowledge, expertise, talent, and “life” to Vanilla Puddin’ Chardonnay. Together these three, Gabrielle Union, R.C. Mills, and JaM Cellars, form the creative force who have come together to create this new and magnificent wine, Vanilla Puddin' Chardonnay.