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Each year, the Wine Star Awards from the Wine Enthusiast honor the women and men that have contributed to the success of the wine and spirits industry in the world. The 20th Anniversary event of the Wine Stars Award took place at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California on Monday, January 27, 2020. Recording artist Jon Bon Jovi, his son Jesse Bongiovi and winemaker Gérard Bertrand were presented the award for Wine and Culture for their Hampton Water rosé. When accepting the award, Bon Jovi said, “To be in business with my son? There really is no greater gift.” Afterwards Bon Jovi sang a pared-down version of his 1986 hit Livin’ on a Prayer.

This award is a wonderful reflection of how wine facilitates the sharing and the gathering of people from all cultures. Hampton Water captures this spirit shared between the Hamptons and the South of France: enjoying life and a good bottle of wine to share with friends. 

Made in France · Enjoyed everywhere, this wine aims to bring people together just like music does; this was the attention of the music artist Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse Bongiovi had when they started this beautiful collaboration with the acclaimed winemaker Gérard Bertrand.

Hampton Water, AOP Languedoc, 2018

Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre

For more info on Hampton Water, visit To read the cover feature on Hampton Water, which appeared in the June 2019 issue of The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional, go to

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