Man City legend David Silva wastes no time embarking on new career after retirement
As a player, he was known as 'El Mago' the magician for his wizardry on the pitch.
Now retired, former Manchester City playmaker David Silva is bringing the same magic and style to his new career as a winemaker. Forced to end his playing career last month following a serious knee injury, Silva now 37 - is putting all of his energy and focus into his successful winery in his native Gran Canaria.
Situated high in the hills of the volcanic island, Silva's Bodegas Tameran vineyard produces critically-acclaimed wine that is exported all over the world just four years after it started. Silva's vineyard, 700 metres above sea level, produces six varieties of wine under the guidance of experienced winemaker Jonatan Garcia, who has a successful winery in Tenerife.
I got into wine through my former team-mate and good friend, Sisi, at Valencia, said Silva, who mucks in with the harvest, picking grapes in the vineyard with family and friends. I drank wine, but not the typical wines. Then I started to buy wines from Madrid that I got sent over to Manchester.