Taylor and Burton. Woodward and Newman. Hepburn and Tracy. For a while there, it seemed like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were destined to become one of the great Hollywood romances of all time. But like trying to blend Riesling with Merlot, some pairings just aren’t meant to be.
Though sad news of the couple’s separation came out last month, an interesting new wrinkle has appeared. According to Us Weekly, Jolie and Pitt appear to be putting their estate and winery, Chateau Miraval, up for sale.
The 35-room property sits on an estate of 1,200 acres including a moat, olive groves, forests, a lake and the vineyards where the grapes are grown for the couple’s Miraval rosé, which has become ubiquitous on supermarket shelves here in the US. You might recognize the wine by its distinctive, squat bottle and its inflated price tag of about $30. Once the “Jolie-Pitt” attribution is taken off the labels for the next release, hopefully that price might drop.
Jolie and Pitt reportedly paid somewhere in the neighborhood of $60 million for the property just outside the Provençal town of Correns when they purchased it back in 2012. They also got married there in 2014.
With the euro currently in a slump, the asking price for the estate might not have gone up too much since Jolie and Pitt purchased it. And depending on how fast they want to divide up their assets, you might be able to get it at a bargain. You know, like $70 million. But can you really put a price on a celebrity pedigree like this?