Johndrow Vineyards found its Happy Place at Haven House during its Oscar Week gifting lounge hosted this year at L.A.’s Andaz Hotel.
Haven and JV Wines hosted the official pre-party for the Oscar-winning documentary THE COVE, attended by director Louie Psihoyos, writer Mark Monroe and producers Paula DuPré Pesman, Fisher Stevens, and Brook Aitken. Comedian Eddie Griffin, speaking at the party on behalf of Lee Daniels on Thursday night, thanked JV Wines when he shushed the crowd saying, “the people that paid for the booze at this party want you to hear what they are saying up on stage here.” David Johndrow’s response: “I’ll take that as a compliment.”
Rooftop nighttime festivities saw guests sipping JV Wines at Haven House Lounge. A few of those VIP’s included Spirit and Image Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels; SEX AND THE CITY’s Evan Handler; Dennis Haysbert; Hayden Panatierre (who preferred JV Clarity); and Serena Williams, among others.
Visitors to Haven 360, HFM Media and A-List Communications’ Awards Week celebrity experience venue at the Andaz West Hollywood, got more than the usual. They also sampled fine wine—and took some home—courtesy of Johndrow Vineyards owner David Johndrow, who was on hand personally to pursue his mission to help celebrity wine lovers “find your happy place.” And that place was the wine lounge at Haven 360.
Celebrities attending both the daytime events—including spa treatments and a charity photo shoot for The Creative Coalition, enthusiastically tried Johndrow’s Clarity White, Cabernet and Reserve. Those who sipped JV Wines during the day included Phillip Bloch; Ryan Cabrera and Audrina Patridge; Alan Cumming; Erin Cummings; Spirit Award Winner and Oscar winner, PRECIOUS screenwriter, Geoffrey Fletcher; Ian Gomez; Oscar nominee for A SERIOUS MAN Sari Lennick; Kathy Joosten; Richard Kind; Joe Mantegna; DWTS’ Gilles Marini; hip-hop artist Mario; Dash Mishok; Olympic Silver Medalist Jared “Speedy” Peterson; Evan Ross; Russell Simmons; Steven Webber; Brian White; and Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams.