Sir Ian has spent over 40 years both playing and commentating on International Cricket. During this time, he has travelled the world and spent time nurturing one of his non-sporting passions, wine and the art of creating it.
Not only has he built up an enviable collection at home, his knowledge and appreciation for the process of making wine is first class.
Over the year, he has found his favourite winemaking spots and working with some of the most renowned winemakers from those regions, he has personally blended wine that, to him, best represent that region and varietal.
Botham Wines Launch at Lord's Cricket Ground July 2018
Oz Clarke and Sir Ian Botham
I’ll be honest with you, creating my own wine range is probably better than scoring a hundred at Lords
What people don’t know is that I have been dabbling in the wine industry for many years and I haven’t played professional cricket since 1983. So, I am no longer Ian Botham the cricketer, I’m Ian Botham the winemaker.