Ryan Reynolds Celebrates American Cinematheque Award with Château Malartic-Lagravière

The actor, philanthropist and football club owner marked the occasion with a special-edition magnum of Bordeaux

Ryan Reynolds Celebrates American Cinematheque Award with Château Malartic-Lagravière
Ryan Reynolds autographs a magnum of 2016 Château Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan with estate co-owner Véronique Bonnie at the 36th American Cinematheque Award ceremony. (©bryanbeasley)
Nov 30, 2022

Ryan Reynolds is one of Hollywood’s best-known and highest-grossing stars. Celebrating his entire body of work—from Van Wilder to Deadpool to his musical take on Scrooge in the new Spirited holiday film—the Canadian-American actor and Wrexham football club co-owner was recently bestowed the 36th American Cinematheque Award. And as has become tradition in recent years, Reynolds also signed a special-edition magnum of 2016 Château Malartic-Lagravière engraved with his name.

The event—which also honored film producer and Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum—was held Nov. 17 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, with about 600 guests attending, and was the third American Cinematheque Award ceremony with wine sponsored by the Bonnie family, owners of Pessac-Léognan’s Château Malartic-Lagravière and Argentina’s Bodega Diamandes. Véronique Bonnie, co-owner of her family’s estates, previously presented special magnums to Hollywood stars Scarlett Johansson in 2021 and Charlize Theron in 2019.

“We laughed a lot during the evening with the different speakers, and it gave us the impression that we were part of this great family,” Bonnie told Wine Spectator via email. “There are many similarities between making a wine and making a movie: the level of details, the time to grow them and, above all, the emotions they bring.” Raising funds for the American Cinematheque nonprofit, the event supports film screenings at California’s Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Los Feliz 3 Theatre in Los Feliz and Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood (a fitting match for a Bordeaux wine that sailed the Nile earlier this year).

Alongside the festivities, the Bonnie family donated to Influence Mentoring, a favored charity of Reynolds and his wife, actress Blake Lively, that supports opportunities for Canada’s Indigenous students and recognition of Indigenous history, culture and contemporary challenges.

Bonnie has brought Reynolds’ magnum, now bearing the actor’s autograph, back to the Malartic estate, where it joins the previous two. She indicates this won’t be the last cinematic moment for Malartic-Lagravière, and you can expect to see her family’s Bordeaux on the silver screen again soon, following appearances in films like Taken II (written by vintner Robert Kamen) and on Netflix series Emily in Paris. And stay tuned for a potential Lively-Reynolds family visit to Pessac-Léognan: “I’ve asked Ryan if he enjoyed wine, which he does,” said Bonnie. “I’ve invited [him] and Blake to come and visit Malartic when their agenda and family life will allow for a trip to Bordeaux!”


Enjoy Unfiltered? The best of Unfiltered's round-up of drinks in pop culture can now be delivered straight to your inbox every other week! Sign up now to receive the Unfiltered e-mail newsletter, featuring the latest scoop on how wine intersects with film, TV, music, sports, politics and more.

Unfiltered actors film-tv Bordeaux

You Might Also Like

Counterfeit Lafite, Penfolds Seized in $150 Million Fake Wine Bust

Counterfeit Lafite, Penfolds Seized in $150 Million Fake Wine Bust

40,000 bottles of “extremely realistic” fakes discovered in China

Jan 30, 2023
Folly Follows Flood in Paso Robles Wine Country

Folly Follows Flood in Paso Robles Wine Country

After heavy rains washed out Adelaida Road, a county road crew quickly rebuilt it. If only …

Jan 17, 2023
Best of Unfiltered 2022

Best of Unfiltered 2022

From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s legal battle over Château Miraval to a $13 million wine …

Dec 29, 2022
José Andrés Takes a Family Road Trip Around Spain in New TV Show

José Andrés Takes a Family Road Trip Around Spain in New TV Show

The star chef’s new show on Discovery+ follows his family as they tour the culinary …

Dec 27, 2022
French Star Patrick Bruel Bets on Rosé with Jaboulet

French Star Patrick Bruel Bets on Rosé with Jaboulet

The singer-actor–poker pro goes all in on an organic Provence rosé with the Rhône vigneron

Dec 21, 2022
2020 Château Mouton-Rothschild Label Artist Revealed

2020 Château Mouton-Rothschild Label Artist Revealed

British painter Peter Doig creates a vineyard dreamscape for the celebrated first-growth …

Dec 13, 2022