Jean Leon

Jean Leon was a perseverant  person. He had a unique instinct to be ahead of his time. In the late 1940s, after emigrating to the United States, he began his career in Hollywood working as a waiter for Frank Sinatra at the famous  Villa Capri restaurant, which would lead him to the world of cinema and be friend of  the famous actors from the golden age.The first important project for Jean Leon began thanks to his friendship with James Dean. In it, he found the ideal partner to fulfill the dream he had had since he arrived in California: Open the most luxurious restaurant in Hollywood, which they called "La Scala."

In a very short time, it became the regular meeting place for  the era's most influential names in Hollywood, the music industry, politics and high society: people like Marilyn Monroe, Zsa Zsa Gabor, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman and Robert Wagner . But he was a non conformist. So he went ahead with  his second great aspiration: to create a wine bearing his name with which to delight his select clientele.. He began to travel around the world in search of an area with specific characteristics that allow him to make a wine with a singularity, personality and unique identity. Once in the Penedès, he substituted local vines to start making the first Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines from Spain.

Currently, Jean Leon wines have the 'Vi de Finca' certification granted by the Generalitat de Catalunya. A recognition of the uniqueness of wines from a single vineyard as a result of a combination of a specific variety, on a specific type of soil and a microclimate that favors maximum expression.

Due to the new normality, the commitment of Jean Leon´s´s Visitor´s Centre is to offer activities in which our client will have the certainty of a safe environment, since we have implemented all the prevention measures recommended by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Institute of Tourism Quality ( ICTE).

Moreover, we have recently obtained the SAFE TRAVELS stamp that recognizes safe travel protocols on a global scale. The stamp is promoted by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). This certification allows travelers to recognize any country in the world, companies, entities and destinations that have adopted standardized protocols for security and prevention measures against Covid-19.


Chateau Leon, s/n
93 817 76 90
680 449 693


1 - 30
Languages: CatalàEnglishFrenchItalianSpanish
Opening times: 


Monday to Friday from 09.30 to 17.30 hours

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank hollydays: 09.00 to 15.00


Biosphere committed companyCommitment of information to the tourist
Suscribe to our newsletter
Do you want to be up to date about events, activities and proposals that take place in the Penedès.