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What Is Singer Madonna Sister Paula Ciccone Doing Now?

By Divya Dahal | November 30, 2022 06:26 PM

American singer, songwriter, and actress Madonna Louise Ciccone
American singer, songwriter, and actress Madonna Louise Ciccone( Source : tmj4 )

American singer Madonna's younger sister Paula Cicone works as a winemaker now. She is currently based in Michigan where he manages her father's winery.

Madonna Lousie Ciccone, popularly known as Madonna was born on 1958, August 16. As of 2022, the singer is sixty-four years old. Besides being a singer, she is also a songwriter, actress, dancer, record producer, and author. 

Madonna had actually moved to New York City in the year 1978 to make sure she could pursue her career in modern dance. She used to perform as a guitarist, drummer, and vocalist in rock bands. She has been a part of the bands like Breakfast Club and Emmy. Her prominence rose drastically after her debut studio album, entitled Madonna was released in the year 1983. 

The album followed a series of successful albums that include True Blue, The Immaculate Collection. and the Grammy Award winners Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dance Floor. 

Madonna has appeared in some movies like Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own, and Evita. She also won the Best Actress award for the role she played in Evita. The singer is not only involved in the entertainment industry but is also a part of different charities and foundations. She is the founder of Ray of Light Foundation and Raising Malawi. 

Thefamilynation.com has also covered an article on Stetson Bennet's Sister, Olivia Benett. In this article let us know more about Madonna's sister Paula.

Paula Ciccone Is An Award-Winning Winemaker Now

Paula Ciccone, the younger sister of the famous singer Madonna is an award-winning winemaker. She learnt the skills of winemaking from her father. She has produced a number of award-winning wines at the vineyard her parents own. At the same time, she is joined by her sister Jenifer and brother Mario in the yard. 

Paula's parents had headed north to a wine country after their retirement and they dreamt of operating and owning a vineyard. Therefore, they acquired Hilltop Rd. property in October of 1995. As of now, they have passed the tradition of wine-making to their children. 

Paula Ciccone, the warmly welcoming head wine-maker at Ciccone Winery.
Paula Ciccone, the warmly welcoming head wine-maker at Ciccone Winery. ( Source : glenarborsun )

The vineyard consists of different varieties of grapes that include Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Gewürztramine. Over the years, Paula spent most of her time working in the vineyard of her parents and experienced different techniques of winemaking. As of now, her skills are beyond professional. 

The vineyard they own is called Ciccone Vineyard and Winery and it has been listed as one of the first ten wineries in Leelanau County. 

Madonna Sister Worked In Detroit Before Joining Ciccone Vineyard & Winery

Madonna's sister Paula used to work in Detroit before she joined the vineyard and winery. It was in the year 2011, that she got laid off from the job she had been doing. As a consequence, she decided to go up to the family winery located in Leelanau. 

At first, her intention was not of becoming a winemaker. She just wanted to try something different in her life. After working at the vineyard for some time, her father began giving responsibilities to her. She used to spend most of her time in the cellar and was involved more and more. At the same time, she grew interested in winemaking. Paula decided to keep a notebook and penned down all the different procedures. 

As of now, Paula works as the head wine-maker in the Ciccone Winery. She won the trust of her father gradually, as she involved herself in all the discussions, lab reviews, product reviews, financial reviews, and status reviews of the firm. 

According to her, it was not an easy journey for a Detroit-employed woman to get into wine-making in the vineyards of Leelanau county. However, she is happy that she chose the best thing in her life. She believes that the competition in the market is still strong and there is a lot more to do to flourish the business. 

How Old Is Paula Ciccone In 2022?

Paula Ciccone is 63 years old as of 2022. She was born in the year 1959 and celebrates her birthday every year on August 22. Her birthplace is Bay City, Michigan, United States of America.

According to IMDb, Paula is best known for her work in I Love Trouble, which was released in the year 1994, Mutual Needs, which was released in the year 1997, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. 

Paula Ciccone now (left ) and during her youth attending the birthday party of Randy Jones (right)
Paula Ciccone now (left ) and during her youth attending the birthday party of Randy Jones (right) ( Source : pinterest )

She wanted to enter the world of entertainment and showbiz from an early age, however, things did not go as expected for her. Paula was raised just like her older sister Madonna in a strict Catholic family. As a teenager, she wanted to become a model and moved to New York. She was also interested in painting and graphic design.

She worked for some years as a model and appeared in magazines like Rolling Stone. In addition, she also participated in some advertising campaigns. 

Paula's Siblings Mario And Jennifer Also Work At The Winery

Paula's siblings Mario and Jennifer also work in the Winery along with her. They have been a great support system in the vineyard according to Paula. 

It's a family business and everyone has worked hard to achieve all the success of Ciccone Winery. Mario takes care of the vines and property and holds the position of vineyard manager. At the same time, Jennifer has joined the team in order to assist her father and siblings in doing things. 

Both of her siblings are really good at what they do. They have been making plans and strategies together to make sure that Ciccone Winery establishes itself as the best. Every year, they learn new lessons and apply them to the wine-making process. At the same time, they have been doing several projects and implementing newer ideas to produce more varieties of wine. Their 2016 Chardonnay and our 2017 Riesling have won Gold in the Michigan Wine Competition.