While it’s no secret that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been scoping France for a new home, it’s certainly been quite the ride nailing down the exact location. Back in August, we reported that they were interested in the eco-friendly Chateau Val Joanis, located in the south of France. Then, we jumped continents and played with the rumor that a ranch in Texas was the new hotspot. Turns out we were right the first time, just the wrong chateau.
Media reports are confirming that the pair have purchased the $60 million Chateau Miraval in the south of France near Aix-en-Provence. Beyond the standard amenities (1,000 acre estate, 35 bedrooms, two swimming pools, two gyms, 20 fountains, a vineyard, a lake and moat), the chateau also prides itself on using nothing but organic elements to grow its grapes. From the website,
“Miraval’s vineyards are partly in the district of Correns, famous for being the first village in France where all farm produce is biologically produced Fanny Croisy, Miraval’s Head of French Sales and Exports, notes that “It took 4 years to become certified organic. No chemicals can be used on the grapes as these can enter the plant and end up in the wine.” Therefore, at Miraval no herbicides, pesticides or fungicides are used, only naturally occurring compounds such as sulfates and copper sulphate.”
So, while the location may have changed, the organic quality is still top notch. But who are we kidding — the realtor would have us at “moat included”.