Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue to fight for a former joint winery

Although legally separated since 2016, Brad Pitt as well as Angelina Jolie not yet divorced – and still struggling for assets.

Their current dispute involves the Château Miraval winery in Corran, France, where they got married in 2014. according to Vanity Fair. The former couple took control of the award-winning company and moved into its main castle in 2008.

Pitt sued Jolie in February 2022 after she sold her stake in Tenute del Mondo winery, the Stoli Group’s wine division owned by Russian billionaire Yuri Shefler, in October 2021. according to people. Pitt claimed that Jolie’s business, Nouvel, owed his company Mondo Bongo the right of first refusal in this sale.

The sale spawned a series of lawsuits between the two companies in the US, France and Luxembourg. according to page six. Jolie won a major battle Friday in Los Angeles when a judge denied a request by Pitt’s legal team to deny her subpoena to turn over the relevant documents to Jolie’s lawyers.

The former couple, seen here in 2014, took control of the French winery and moved into its main villa in 2008.
The former couple, seen here in 2014, took control of the French winery and moved into its main villa in 2008.

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Sources from both sides of the conflict told Page Six that Pitt believes keeping ownership of the company would be a wise business decision, while others argue that his anger towards Jolie got in the way of his business sense.

Meanwhile, the 1,200-acre property itself is certainly worth a look.

Château Miraval is not only about vineyards and olive groves – it also has pine forests, a moat, a fountain and a private lake. Pitt and Jolie signed a long-term lease on the sprawling estate in 2008.when their neighbors turned on Johnny Depp and David and Victoria Beckham.

Pitt and Jolie purchased the 1,200-acre property for $60 million in 2012.
Pitt and Jolie purchased the 1,200-acre property for $60 million in 2012.

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The former couple immediately purchased the property for $60 million in 2012 and married in a 13th-century chapel on the property. Situated on an ancient Roman trade route, the villa was very popular in the 1970s when its former owner, Jacques Loussier, a musician, built a recording studio. Hits such as Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo” and AC/DC’s “Heatseeker” were recorded at the villa. Icons included Elton JohnMorrissey and Belinda Carlisle also recorded at the castle.

As for Pitt, the actor told GQ in a June profile that he had spent the last year looking for literal gold at the site. Pitt said he was told the medieval owners had “millions of dollars worth of gold” hidden in the grounds and he became “obsessed” with finding it.

Although he failed and discovered that his source was just a private individual hoping to make him an investor in a radar company, Pitt fondly recalls the search as “exciting”.