This yearly event has become a tradition. Held at the very end of summer, it is our way of welcoming the fall season. For the twelfth year in a row, Jean Leon has organized a Cinematic Harvest. It is a get-together of actors and actresses who spend the day at the winery, having fun and seeing how the harvest is done at Jean Leon.
This year’s guests included renowned actors like Miquel Fernández, Carlota Olcina, Montse Alcoverro, Peter Vives, Mercè Montalà, Cristina Brondo, and Miriam Marcet.
The event, held last Saturday, kicked off at 10 am with a country-style breakfast. Then our guests were kitted out with straw hats and scissors and headed off into the vineyard to pick Petit Verdot. Afterwards, they formed teams to face off in a traditional grape-pickers’ contest. This consists in stomping the grapes they picked, and the team that manages to get the most must before the clock runs out, wins. The winners received a case of Vinya Le Havre Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, personally delivered by Jean Leon’s director, Mireia Torres.
After bottling and labeling the wine from last year’s grape-stomping contest, everyone sat down to enjoy a harvest lunch paired with Jean Leon Vinya Gigi Chardonnay 2016 and Jean Leon Vinya Le Havre Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2013.
Ending on a high note: Vinya La Scala
Rounding out this year’s edition of the Cinematic Harvest was a toast with an exceptional Jean Leon Vinya La Scala Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva: the 1988 vintage in a six-liter bottle. Mireia Torres presented the wine to our guests.
Jean Leon’s Cinematic Harvest—a tribute to the winery’s founder, Jean Leon, and his close ties to the world of 1950s and 1960s Hollywood—has become an unmissable event among thespians.