BY: Emma Balter

Cristie Kerr is one of the most accomplished athletes in women’s golf, with 19 LPGA Tour wins to her name, seven Solheim Cup wins and her first European title at the French Open, which she earned earlier this week. What’s her celebratory drink of choice? Wine, of course.

In partnership with Pride Mountain Vineyards in Napa, Kerr, 40, started her Curvature wine label with the 2006 vintage and still makes Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay with co-owner Suzanne Pride and winemaker Sally Johnson. All of the proceeds from the Curvature wines go to breast cancer research.

More recently, Kerr started a new venture, this one with all-star winemaker Helen KeplingerKerr Cellarswas born with the 2013 vintage, and the label now includes Pinot Noir and both red and white Bordeaux blends. On her way to go watch the Presidents Cup, Kerr sat down with assistant editor Emma Balter to talk about her post-golf future (in wine), her latest philanthropy happenings, and changing perceptions of golfers in the wine business.

 

Read the full interview here.