Hollywood’s power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will be releasing their first bottles of wine next month, produced from their sprawling French estate in the south of France.
According to wine trade publication Decanter, the first bottles to be released out of their Château Miraval vineyards in Correns about 110 km east of Cannes will be Miraval rosés, due out on the market in March.
White wines will arrive at the end of the summer.
The Jolie-Pitts purchased the 500-hectare property for a reported $60 million USD and are in the midst of extensive renovations, Decanter reports, including the installation of stainless steel tanks.
The wines will be produced and distributed by the Perrin family, current owners of Château Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, who began working on the estate during the 2012 harvest. Before that, the chateau’s previous winemaker continued to produce AOC Côtes de Provence and AOC Côteaux Varois wines from the estate’s certified organic vineyards.
The label on the stout bottle will say “Bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin,” Perrin standing for Marc Perrin, a winemaker whose family is well-respected in Europe and with whom Brangelina will equally share the profits.
Currently the estate produces red and white wines and a rosé named Pink Floyd after the group that recorded one of its albums in a studio on the property.
The Jolie-Pitts are the latest celebrity to enter the winemaking business. Actress Drew Barrymore has her name on a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio, while Antonio Banderas launched wines from his Spanish winery Anta Banderas in the US last year.