Renowned French actor Gerard Depardieu has made no secret of his love of wine. “When I’m stressed, I still drink five or six bottles a day,” he told the Guardian back in 2005, adding that he was content having “very little on this earth, but I do like to have a lot in my glass.” That same year, Depardieu announced he was retiring from acting to spend more time cultivating grapes. Depardieu isn’t the type to request “un peu du vin, s’il vous plait.” The larger-than-life actor is better suited to a 170-acre vineyard in the Loire Valley, which he bought in 1989. Since 2001, Depardieu has collaborated with Bourdeaux magnate Bernard Magrez on 13 different wines cultivated from vineyards in France, Spain, Argentina, and California. Today, his Loire Valley vineyard churns out 350,000 bottles a year.