Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been fighting fiercely with the court since she filed for divorce in 2019. The French vineyard they bought together has been at the center of their legal squabble – and now it was sold
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have the Hollywood’s famous power couple.
However, in 2019, they announced their divorce, which quickly led to an ongoing intense legal battle.
For months, their French vineyard played a key role in the proceedings, with Brad upset with Angelina’s decision to sell half of the estate.
He said his decision to sell his vineyard to a Russian oligarch forced him to cooperate with “a stranger with related and malicious intentions”.
Angelina has yet to respond publicly to these claims.
The pretty house is a sight to behold, as the working vineyard is entirely a picture-perfect French chateau.
Where is the vineyard?
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Known as the Miraval estate, the vineyard is located in southeastern France.
Specifically, it is located just outside the village of Correns, but due to the size of the property, there aren’t any other houses nearby.
It is believed that Brad paid 60% of the asking price, while Angelina spent 40%.
What is the price of the vineyard?
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Surprisingly, the vast estate is quite expensive, costing the couple around 25 million euros (£21.3 million).
Its expensive price tag is not only due to the size of the land, but mainly because of what lies within it.
It is not only a giant vineyard, but also a truffle farm, with thousands of oat plants that nurture prized treats.
It is lined with hundreds of beehives, allowing the estate to produce its own honey, along with about 3,000 olive trees to make olive oil.
How big is the vineyard?
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The entire vineyard is truly huge, with 1,000 acres to play with the surrounding fields.
The estate not only houses an entire liquor business but also a Romanesque chapel where Brad and Angelina were actually married.
Thang also has a pine forest, a lake and a moat.
The main house is equally impressive, with 35 rooms in total.
It has a gym, home cinema, a spa, two pools for both inside and out and a helipad for good measure.
Why was the vineyard so important in their divorce?
In February, it was reported that Brad had sued Angelina for selling a stake in the castle to the Stoli Group, a spirits producer based in Luxembourg.
The company is owned by Russian tycoon Yuri Shefler.
The problem stems from the fact that the vineyard is still in operation and produces its own wines, essentially placing Brad in partnership with Yuri.
The lawsuit claims the purchase helped launch a “hostile” takeover of the wine business, a company that has grown into an “international multimillion-dollar success story”.
According to documents released as part of the lawsuit: “Through the purported sale, Jolie sought to harm Pitt.
“Jolie knew and intended that Shefler and his affiliates would attempt to control the business Pitt had built and sabotage Pitt’s investment in Miraval.”
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