The final layover: Penedès. Returning home


The end of the journey. The place where our story began. In a way, the Penedès region of the 21st century expresses the essential aspects of its own transformation over time: a thousand-year-old winemaking tradition, history with a capital H, heritage and landscape. It all finds tangible expression in countless architectural elements that emerged in …

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Wine Tourism as an Alternative to Sun and Sand


The holidays are coming, and pretty soon it will even be time to start thinking about Easter vacation in the spring. OK, OK, maybe that’s going a bit far, but it is true there are times when you can take a break, relax with your family, and be a tourist all year round. But what …

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How was the 2018 harvest?


The year is drawing to a close and it’s time to find out what this year’s harvest was like, since 2018 will be behind us in no time. As you know, each harvest is different, and this year, given the weather, we were anticipating a long, difficult harvest. We finally got started on August 27th, …

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Artist Josep Moscardó illustrates the new Vinya La Scala label


We were waiting for this moment. This is our most prized and iconic wine. Finally, a new Vinya La Scala Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon vintage is here. The year 2012. An exceptional harvest. After all, being exceptional is a prerequisite for making Vinya La Scala. If the vintage isn’t excellent, the wine isn’t made. As …

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Ideas for a Weekend with a Focus on Wine


The weekend rolls around and we’re often left thinking, “What is there to do?” That’s easy. Anything that revolves around wine! It should come as no surprise that if you leave your plans to us, then wine and the local region will most definitely be involved. So, here are five ideas for plans that are …

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Layover 17: New York


The port of entry for Jean Leon’s great adventure. Tourist destination par excellence and cradle of urban cosmopolitanism: New York gives its residents access to wines from every corner of the world, but many might not be aware that their home state is the country’s second largest wine producer, right behind the wine giant, California. …

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Lifestyle Experience at Jean Leon


The forecast was calling for bad weather, rain, and harsh cold, but none of that stopped us from hosting a unique day with 10 lifestyle influencers last Saturday. We invited the influencers and their guests to get a first-hand look at our winery and learn about the story of our founder. The day kicked off …

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Five Reasons to Choose an Organic Wine


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It’s not the first time we’ve talked about organic wines on this blog: We also did it when we discovered the differences between natural wines and biodynamic wines. At Jean Leon, we are clearly committed to organic wines; in fact, all of our wines have been organic since the 2012 vintage. So here are five …

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5 Essential Books About Wine


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Any wine lover should have four or five books about wine in their library. Coffee table manuals you can always turn to in order to find the answers to those stumpers that have a habit of cropping up from time to time. Straightforward, useful books, full of knowledge and interesting facts. It’s not easy to …

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