$80 Million-Worth Winery Icon Danica Patrick Empowers Women All Around With a Simple 7-Word Message

Published 10/02/2023, 6:37 PM EDT

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Beyond the high-speed world of racing, Danica Patrick has a deep passion for food and wine. In 2009, she took a remarkable step by purchasing property on the prestigious Howell Mountain in Napa. There, she planted grapes for her wine brand, Somnium Wine. “Somnium” translates to “dream,” and for Danica, this venture was indeed a dream come true.

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To bring her wine dreams to life, she enlisted the expertise of renowned winemaker Julien Fayard. Through Somnium Wine and Danica Rosé, Patrick not only offers exceptional wines but also shares her personal journey with her customers. Her story of determination and success resonates with those who appreciate her wild ride through life, from the racetrack to the vineyard. Most recently, she shared an inspiring 7-word message with her fans aimed to inspire women all around the world.

Danica Patrick shares an empowering message for women

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Danica Patrick, the iconic racing figure worth $80 million, known not only for her racing prowess but also for her venture into the world of fine wines, recently shared a powerful message on her Instagram story. In just seven words, she conveyed a profound statement that resonates with women around the globe, empowering them to embrace their own strength.

Patrick’s entrepreneurial spirit extends beyond her winery. She actively advocates for women’s empowerment on a global scale. Her interest in spirituality also plays a role in her message of strength and resilience.

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She actively shares her experiences and messages of strength with women all around the world. Recently, she posted on her Instagram story, sharing a message from femme.rising, a page dedicated to women’s empowerment. The message was simple yet profound: “You are the altar. Not the sacrifice.”

Throughout her illustrious career in racing, Danica Patrick gained admiration from fans worldwide. While she may not have secured numerous victories in IndyCar and NASCAR, her presence and determination made her one of the most influential women in motorsport.

Patrick opens up about the biggest regret of her life

One moment that stands out in Patrick’s career is her time in IndyCar and, specifically, the Indianapolis 500. In a revealing moment, she admitted that not pursuing a win at the iconic race was the greatest regret of her life.

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Reflecting on that pivotal moment during an interview with Graham Bensinger, Patrick expressed why she called it the biggest regret of her life. “Well, because they’re hard to come by, period.” She explained that looking back, she would have preferred to take the risk of running out of fuel while leading the race rather than playing it safe to ensure she finished. She believed that it would have been “much cooler” to run out of fuel in the lead and rely on a timely yellow flag to potentially secure the win.

Reflecting on the decision, Danica added, “Of course, this is not what I knew then, which is why I didn’t include it in the decision. But we didn’t have the right systems in place to know exactly how much fuel was left. So I ended with enough for two and a half more laps. So another… That was just like the real information on how I could have, you know, made it but…”

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Danica Patrick’s career is a testament to her tenacity and passion. Not only in racing but also in her pursuit of empowering women and sharing her unique story through Somnium Wine.

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Veerendra Vikram Singh

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Veerendra Vikram Singh is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. With a natural affinity for motorsports, he brings a unique perspective to his coverage of everything NASCAR. His love for sports extends way beyond NASCAR, encompassing Formula 1 and MotoGP and a few other motorsports as well.
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