Mike Ditka Wines
All American wines. Mike Ditka’s passions and achievement extend beyond football to include the world of food, wine and iconic steakhouses.
The Mike Ditka wine series is named to mirror his career as a Player, Coach, Hall of Fame inductee, and status as a Legend and Icon. As the owner of his Mike Ditka steakhouses, he is always in search of quality wines to pair with his restaurant’s fine dishes. Now he's teamed up to make his own!
Ditka. Raise your game.
The Player. The 2011 “The Player” Merlot is full-bodied and velvety-smooth, and will pair beautifully with grilled or charred beef, lamb or poultry. Play with the best.Sauvignon BlancCalifornia
The Coach. The 2012 “The Coach” Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and refreshing, and will pair beautifully with grilled fish or shellfish, Greek or Mexican cuisine, or sushi. Raise your game!
The Legend. The Mike Ditka 2011 “The Champion” Coach’s Blend has remarkable flavor intensity. It's well-balanced, with flavors of blackberry and cassis, with a hint of cayenne pepper; lingering tannins, leading to a persistent finish. Staff Favorite!Pinot GrigioCalifornia
The Player. The Mike Ditka 2012 “The Player” Pinot Grigio is richly textured, has a dense mid-palate and a long finish. Pear, melon, and orange blossom round out this crisp and refreshing wine.
The Hall of Famer. Life’s too short to settle for second best. Enjoy the 2012 “The Hall of Famer” Chardonnay with it's subtle flavors of apple and honeysuckle, with an undertone of Meyer Lemon.Cabernet SauvignonCalifornia
The Coach. The Mike Ditka 2012 “The Coach” Cabernet Sauvignon has flavors of raspberry and plum, with an undertone of dark chocolate.
The Legend. 2011 “The Icon” is a bold Cabernet Sauvignon, and will pair beautifully with red meats. Make you next meal legendary with The Icon Cabernet Sauvignon.Pinot NoirCalifornia
The Hall of Famer. The 2012 “The Hall of Famer” Pinot Noir is bright and flavorful, and will pair beautifully with pork, duck or lamb dishes, tomato or beet salads. Reach to new heights.
The Legend. Rich and smooth, the 2010 “The Champion” Coach’s Blend will pair beautifully with fine cuts of beef, as well as with aged cheeses. In true Ditka fashion, this wine is a champion and a Silver Medal winner! And a Staff Favorite!