From stowing away on a ship as a young man that, unbeknownst to him, was bound for the US (not his intended destination), to becoming one of Frank Sinatra’s most trusted assistants, to opening one of the most popular restaurants in Hollywood, to setting up a Spanish winery in Penedes, the wines from which were chosen as the wines for Ronald Reagan’s official inaugural dinner at the White House, this is one amazing wine journey!
A visit to this winery takes you through this unbelievable history, including how Jean replaced all of the local varietals with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay from renowned French wineries, an unprecedented decision that brought about the first Cabernet Sauvignons in Spain. Fantastic wines and an extremely interesting and entertaining tour! 😀🍷
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