Patrons, Members & Goodwill Ambassadors
As a member of Club Supercar, you can now meet Bjarne Riis and hear
him talk about his passion for cars and cultivation of the vine.
Bjarne Riis became world famous when in 1996 he won the Tour de
France. Today he owns the cycling team Team Saxo Bank and has just
completed a year on the road with his cycling team in 2009, including
participated in the Tour de California, Giro d'Italia, Tour de France
and Vuelta Espana.
It is not hard to imagine that Bjarne's calendar is filled up
most of the time. But what does he do when he has time of and is home
with the family?
With Bjarne's passion for cycling and love for the sport in
general, it is interesting to ask, How is leisure time spent, and how is
he preparing for a new season?
Bjarne Riis has cultivated his own wine in Italy and you can now get a unique insight into what life as a wine grower is.
We here at Club Supercar know that when Bjarne is not on the road
with his cycling team Team Saxo Bank, he is a real family man who always
puts his family first.
Besides the family, Bjarne use his apare time to find and taste, good
wines. This hobby goes way back, and he now has a great knowledge and
experience of wines from around the world. As one of many favorite
wines, Bjarne mentions a Masetto year the 1997th.
"If you want to be wine expert, it helps to try many different wines," says Bjarne with a smile.
Bjarne's passion for wine
After his long career, he lived with his family in Lucca, Italy. In
their beautiful and cozy house in the mountains of Tuscany, he had the
opportunity to develop his own wine.
Bjarne succeeded in a very short time to deliver a small but
exclusive production of quality wine. Just the first year the harvest
was 150 bottles. Subsequently, it was more than 300 bottles.
Today, Bjarne's wine is not for sale but part of his own private wine collection.
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Living, cycling and wine at one place.
As the athlete I am, I sometimes also enjoy racing on 4 wheels.
Aston Martin DBS
Designed to bridge the gap between road-going DB9 and the DBR9 race-car the DBS is a 6.0 V12 two-seater offering an exquisite blend of savage performance and hand-built luxury. As the car itself tells you as you slot home the crystal Emotion Control Unit, Aston Martin is all about 'Power, Beauty and Soul'. Not forgetting the 'James Bond' factor.