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Newton Vineyard Opens Their Doors for Journées Particulières

by Press Release
October 09, 2018

(Napa Valley, September 11, 2018) – Newton Vineyard takes part in the Journées Particulières, a bi-annual event by the French luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, created in 2011 at the initiative of Antoine Arnault. This year’s edition of Les Journées Particulières will run from October 12th to 14th, welcoming the public on four continents, and stretching to the United States for the first time.

The Journées Particulières are characterized by the discovery of heritage and savoir faire. For the occasion, Newton - part of the LVMH group - has designed a 2-hour visit, including a vineyard tour. Guided by Jean-Baptiste Rivail, Estate Director, and Mayacamas Olds, Head of Viticulture, visitors will discover the complexity and diversity of the Spring Mountain terroirs and experience a range tasting of Newton wines from oak barrels with Winemaker Alberto Bianchi.

“Les Journées Particulières is an opportunity for us to invite visitors to look behind the scenes, and share the history and the secrets of Newton Vineyard. We are proud to participate to the 4th edition of the event for the first time this year”, says Jean-Baptiste Rivail.

Visitors will discover Newton’s remarkable French gardens

During a comprehensive visit explaining the art of viticulture and winemaking, the guests will have the chance to admire Newton’s remarkable French gardens and walk through some of the vineyards, designed to enhance the natural environment of this Spring Mountain estate, surrounded by the scent of the herbs and roses emanating from the rooftop gardens, hearing the hummingbirds flying between the Tuscan cypresses pointing at the horizon, and finally strolling in the hidden labyrinth of cellars spanning vertical levels and avenues, before tasting the true essence of Newton’s wines.

Les Journées Particulières at Newton Vineyard

From October 12th to 14th. By registration only. Limited number of participants.

Pre-Registration on September 22nd: on

Future visitors will be able to create their online profile starting September 13th to prepare for pre-registration, and receive their pass to visit Newton Vineyard.


Newton has been making wines ever since the British businessman Peter Newton and his Chinese wife Su Hua purchased a square mile of rolling hillside in Spring Mountain in 1977, which they then converted into one of the most prestigious estates in the Napa Valley. The Newtons were pioneers of Spring Mountain. The estate now encompasses 170 acres of prime Napa Valley terroir, stretching over the Spring Mountain District, Yountville, Mount Veeder and Carneros vineyards.

For 40 years, Newton has been producing wines that are characterful expressions of the Napa Valley’s emblematic varietals, notably the Chardonnay and the Cabernet Sauvignon.


The fourth edition of Les Journées Particulières by LVMH, an event created in 2011 at the initiative of Antoine Arnault, will take place on October 12, 13 and 14, 2018. Unique in its scope and content, Les Journées Particulières takes on a new dimension this year: 56 Maisons from the LVMH group will be open to the public and the Group will invite visitors to discover 76 exceptional places on four continents, 38 of which have not been previously open to the public. The program centers on the five senses to showcase the savoir-faire and creativity of artisans, along with the architectural and cultural heritage of LVMH houses.

Les Journées Particulières has received the “Année Européenne du Patrimoine Culturel 2018” label.


LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in Wines and Spirits by a portfolio of brands that includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d’Yquem, Domaine du Clos des Lambrays, Château Cheval Blanc, Colgin Cellars, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Woodinville, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Cape Mentelle, Newton, Bodega Numanthia and Ao Yun. Its Fashion and Leather Goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior Couture, Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Loro Piana and RIMOWA. LVMH is present in the Perfumes and Cosmetics sector with Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, Perfumes Loewe, BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma, Fresh, Kat Von D and Maison Francis Kurkdjian. LVMH's Watches and Jewelry division comprises Bvlgari, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Dior Watches, Zenith, Fred and Hublot. LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well as in other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, La Samaritaine, Royal Van Lent and Cheval Blanc hotels.

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