Elena Delle Donne, the star athlete and philanthropist, has launched Deldon Wines, marking a historic moment as the first-ever wine brand owned by a WNBA player. This venture not only reflects her passion for family and connection but also supports charitable efforts in her home state of Delaware.
The inaugural offering, a 2021 Delaware Pinot Noir, embodies Delle Donne’s dedication to quality and local impact. Proceeds from the brand benefit charities that resonate deeply with her, further demonstrating her commitment to giving back.
“Launching Deldon Wines is a dream come true for me,” Delle Donne shared with Delaware Today. “It embraces my family values, a lifelong connection to wine, and the opportunity to support meaningful causes. I’m thrilled to share this journey with the world.”
A WNBA star is getting into the wine business —
Mystics center Elena Delle Donne has launched Deldon Wines, which the company says makes her the first WNBA player with a namesake wine. For those curious, the wine is a Willamette Pinot. pic.twitter.com/HahqWvUB7E
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While Delle Donne’s on-court performance has seen adjustments as she transitions into a facilitator role, her leadership remains crucial for the Washington Mystics. With a young core emerging and promising players like Shakira Austin on the horizon, the team navigates a new era.
Off court, Delle Donne’s endeavors are flourishing. With the launch of Deldon Wines, speculation may arise regarding the duration of her playing career. Nonetheless, her dedication to both basketball and her expanding ventures is undeniable.