Monthly Archives: November 2020


When Hollywood drinks Malartic: Charlize x Malartic, 2 icons on the red carpet!

Georges Clooney, Ridley Scott, Nicole Kidman, Al Pacino, Julia Roberts … Since 1986, the « American Cinematheque Award Tribute » has annually honored an emblematic figure of the seventh art for their lifetime achievement. After Bradley Cooper in 2018, Charlize Theron had this year’s privilege of receiving the prestigious award on November 8, 2019. Surrounded by her loved ones, she received her award from Seth Rogen.


The celebration in honor of Charlize Theron took place at The Beverly Hilton. 700 people, friends and family of the actress, as well as actors and personalities from the entertainment industry, had the opportunity to taste Château Malartic-Lagraviere’s wines at the gala dinner of the ceremony. The Malartic-Lagravière White 2016 and Red 2014 perfectly matched the dishes, and completely delighted the palates of the guests of this wonderful evening.

Charlize Theron with the engraved and signed magnum bottle of Château Malartic-Lagravière

The actress, who showed a great interest in the estate and its wines, has even signed a bottle, engraved in her honor for the occasion which will be offered to Charlize Theron’s Foundation, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach project.

Château Malartic-Lagravière Grand Cru Classé de Graves in Léognan (close to Bordeaux) has been the property of the Bonnie Family for more than 20 years. Alfred and Michèle Bonnie have committed themselves to the revival of the estate since its acquisition in 1997, and their children Véronique and Jean-Jacques are now ensuring its destiny. Everything in Malartic is managed with the highest precision, as they are always in the constant search for a perfect balance. Producing a Grand Cru is a bit like directing a film: telling the story of the terroir and the people who make it. With patience and determination, it is an art at all times.

Wine shares the same universal values as cinema, which were celebrated on November 8 at the American Cinematheque: “savoir faire”, emotion, sharing, transmission…

The Bonnie Family, represented during the event by Véronique Bonnie-Laplane, is proud to have contributed to the tribute paid to Charlize Theron, who perfectly embodies these values.

About Château Malartic-Lagravière

The Bonnie Family’s wine journey began a little over two decades ago when the Belgian couple, Alfred and Michèle Bonnie, were seduced by Château Malartic-Lagravière, Grand Cru Classé de Graves in Léognan, near Bordeaux. Since then, their children Véronique and Jean-Jacques have lead with passion and determination Malartic Estates, which were completed in 2005 with the addition of Château Gazin Rocquencourt (Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux) and Bodega DiamAndes (Mendoza, Argentina).

For more than 20 years, Vignobles Malartic has produced exceptional wines, where the expression of each terroir, the search for a perfect balance and a gourmet complexity, make them the perfect allies of gastronomy. They appear on the menus of all the best restaurants around the world!

Véronique Bonnie-Laplane with Charlize Theron and the Malartic magnum signed


CHARITY AUCTION: The Bonnie family supports Movember and the upcoming Death On the Nile

The Bonnie family supports Movember and the upcoming Death On the Nile. Exceptional auction of a unique 6-litres bottle of Château Malartic-Lagravière signed by Kenneth Branagh.

The Bonnie family supports Movember and the upcoming film Death On The Nile, with the auction of a unique 6-litres bottle of Grand Cru Classé in Bordeaux signed by Kenneth Branagh, the British winner of 15 Oscar, Grammy and Emmy nominations or awards.

Château Malartic-Lagravière, owned by the Bonnie family, joins forces with Kenneth Branagh, the actor-director-producer of the new 20th Century Studios movie Death On The Nile, to auction an exceptional bottle in aid of Movember, the leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

The unique bottle is an ‘imperial’ (containing 6-litres) of Château Malartic-Lagravière 2016. One of only 10 bottles of this size, produced in one of the estate’s most exceptional vintages, it is engraved with ‘Death on the Nile’ and signed by its director, star and producer who is committed to supporting the causes championed by Movember.


This collaboration came about naturally. Thanks to its relationship with the Bonnie family, 20th Century Studios immediately agreed to participate in this initiative, which will take place before the highly-anticipated release of the new movie Death On The Nile. Hercule Poirot, Christie’s famous character not only has a magnificent moustache but, like the Bonnie family, he’s also Belgian.

Bids for this precious bottle in aid of Movember can be made on during the month of November until December 4th.

Get involved, be mustachioed as the Bonnies this month and participate!

To learn about other ways to support Movember, visit

The Bonnie Family at Château Malartic-Lagravière