Brad Pitt will premiere a new spirit at the Cannes Film Festival.
Having already established himself in the premium wine and champagne industry, the actor will launch The Gardener Gin at the annual film festival, PEOPLE can reveal exclusively. Cannes is the perfect venue as Pitt’s latest venture, billed as “the French Riviera Gin,” is a premium, dry London-style gin inspired by the south of France.
The Gardener has been quietly teased on social media for two months as “handcrafted by Brad, Tom and Perrin.” (The Perrin family are Pitt’s original partners in his Miraval wines and Tom Nichol is a master distiller.) It will hit U.S. shops in a limited edition in September.
For its formal presentation in Cannes, which kicks off on May 16, Nichol and bartenders at the iconic Carlton Cannes Hotel have concocted a “Secret Garden” cocktail made with gin, lemon juice, orange juice, strawberry syrup and an egg white.
Miraval to be served at the Oscarsto be served at the Oscars
Brad Pitt’s bubbly will be the only champagne served at the 95th Oscars next month.
Fleur de Miraval in France calls itself the only Champagne house exclusively devoted to Rosé Champagne, and is produced in a collaborative project by Hollywood star Pitt and two other families.
This is the second year in a row Fleur de Miraval will be served at the Oscars, which are taking place on March 12th in Los Angeles. Read more.
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Hidden amid the grounds of a sprawling Provence estate, a historic recording space is reborn — and its co-founders want to make it a “sanctuary for artists to come in and do their thing” again.
I think we need a bigger table,” says Brad Pitt with a proud grin. It’s a rare rainy day in Provence, France, and for the first time, the superstar is about to sit down to a family-style lunch at the newly rebuilt Miraval Studios. An elevated-rustic assortment of tarts, salads, fresh cheese and bread spread out before him. He just needs to find a chair.
Tucked away within Château Miraval’s 2,200 acres — grounds so vast and lush that getting lost driving through them would be easy, but not so bad — Miraval Studios is as private and exquisite a place as any music (or music history) buff could imagine. And yet, it has sat dormant for nearly two decades.
Today, Pitt relays how eager he has been to reopen the space since he started spending time at the property in 2008. (He and ex-wife Angelina Jolie later purchased it for a reported $60 million in 2012.) All it took was being introduced to renowned French producer-engineer Damien Quintard, whom Pitt calls a “wunderkind,” to finally make his dream of creating the ultimate artist escape a reality. Come this month, just over a year since the two first met, Miraval Studios will formally reopen.
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Pitt Accuses Angelina Jolie of Purposely Harming Reputation of Wine Company He ‘Carefully Built’
Brad Pitt is accusing ex Angelina Jolie of damaging the reputation of the wine business they previously co-owned together by selling her half to a “stranger.”
Back in 2008, the now-exes, who share six kids, bought a controlling stake in the South of France vineyard and home Château Miraval, where they later got married in 2014 and spent several family holidays together throughout their relationship.
Pitt sues Jolie over sale of stake in French vineyard chateau Miraval
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought the Chateau Miraval estate in the village of Correns, in southeastern France, in 2008, and were married there six years later. According to court documents, both agreed never to sell their respective interests without the other’s consent.
Miraval for lunch?
Extending on KOKS’ first full-length Asian residency at Grand Hyatt Singapore, Chef Poul Andrias Ziska and his team presents additional sessions of Valentine’s Day lunch and dinner for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. On this day of romance, enjoy a swoon-worthy lunch or dinner that is bound to wow and impress your date, especially with accompanying Fleur du Miraval champagne.
Held in collaboration with Fleur du Miraval, the only champagne house exclusively devoted to Rose champagne by Brad Pitt and the Perrin and Peters families, the package comes inclusive of pairings of Fleur du Miraval ER2, with dinner guests gifted a bottle of the rosé champagne complete with a special note from Brad Pitt and Fleur du Miraval winemaker.
Brad Pitt Releases His New Champagne: ‘New Extremes for Quality,’ He Says
“Each edition of Fleur de Miraval is a constant quest for beauty, a desire to create space for all possibilities,” Brad Pitt tells PEOPLE of his new rosé champagne ER2.
Wine has its own timeline. It continues through eras of war and peace, enduring through times of love, strife, and even divorce.
Brad Pitt will officially release the second bottling of his Champagne Fleur de Miraval this week. The new issue is the first from Chateau Miraval since Angelina Jolie sold her participation in the winemaking business to beverage giant Tenute del Mondo last month.
Tenute del Mondo Acquires Fifty Percent Stake in Chateau Miraval
Tenute del Mondo, co-owner (with the Frescobaldi Family) of iconic wines such as Masseto, Ornellaia, Luce, CastelGiocondo, and owner of iconic Achaval Ferrer and Arínzano wines, today announced the purchase of fifty percent of Chateau Miraval, and the Miraval brand, from Angelina Jolie. Tenute del Mondo is a subsidiary of Stoli Group, the leading global ultra premium spirits and wine company.
Tenute del Mondo purchases Chateau Miraval, and the Miraval brand, from Angelina Jolie.
“Miraval complements our wine offering,” commented Jon Pepper, Master of Wine, Managing Director of Tenute del Mondo. “With the addition of a Rose of this caliber we are well positioned to meet the exquisite demands of both customers and partners alike.”
Pitt Previews His New Limited Release Rosé Champagne
There’s a reason to celebrate at Miraval this week!
The French chateau, whose owners Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have produced award-winning rosés since 2012, has finally unveiled its next release — and PEOPLE has all the exclusive details and photos.
First announced in January, the limited release rosé Champagne, called Fleur de Miraval, will debut in U.S. markets on Oct. 15.
“For me,” Pitt explains to PEOPLE, “Champagne conjures up feelings of celebration, quality, prestige, and luxury. But rosé Champagne is still relatively unknown. Backed by our success with Miraval in Provence, I wanted us to try to create the defining brand of rosé Champagne, focusing all our efforts on just this one color.”
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Château Miraval to Premiere Rosé Champagne
The Provence pink powerhouse is teaming with one of the top grower Champagne producers. Plus, behind the scenes of the new Piper-Heidsieck Prohibition-themed Oscars bottle
When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie separated nearly four years ago, rosé observers wondered what would become of their Côtes de Provence estate, Château Miraval. At very least, it would likely be stuck in custody limbo while terms of the divorce dragged on, wrote the skeptics.
Instead, things have been busier than ever, with the co-owning Perrin family of the Rhône’s Château de Beaucastel propping up Miraval through the difficult split of its other parents. Last year, we reported that Miraval had unveiled a shiny new top-of-the-line cellar and released a new (record-breaking) prestige rosé cuvée, Muse de Miraval, from the vineyard’s best and oldest parcels. Now, winemaker Marc Perrin tells us a Miraval Champagne is next.
“We are working very hard on that right now with Rodolphe Péters, from Pierre Péters,” Perrin told us. One of Champagne’s hottest grower-producers, Péters has made a splash with his unusual rosé-making technique, blending a saignée of Pinot Meunier with Chardonnay—though no word yet on the style of the Miraval Champagne. “We will create the only Champagne house which only makes rosé,” said Perrin. “We are going to try to push the quality of rosé as far as possible in Champagne.” We’re feeling confident Miraval’s new marriage of talents can make it work.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ‘Reaffirm’ Their ‘Shared Commitment’ to French Estate with New Wine
The latest news from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s French vineyard definitely sounds promising.
Despite their split, Pitt and Jolie remain committed to their winemaking and are even expanding their production line, with a new bottling commemorating their estate’s significant contribution to pop music.
Beginning March 5, you’ll be able to sample a second rosé from the former couple’s Miraval estate. The new release will be called Studio by Miraval, a nod to the property’s formidable heritage as a recording site, and is a nearly clear blend of estate-grown Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault and Tibouren grapes.
The launch of the new wine “reaffirms the couple’s attachment to Miraval,” a source tells PEOPLE, adding Pitt was deeply involved in its creation and participated during last September’s harvest. “A new wine shows their shared, continuing commitment to the estate. And the name ‘Studio’ is their way of recognizing the property’s musical roots.”
Pitt and Jolie found the property in 2008 (they finalized purchase in 2012) and while their 2016 separation fueled speculation they would put their 1200-acre French estate up for sale, sources have consistently told PEOPLE they remain committed to the property, viewing it “an investment for their children.”
In the six years since the couple launched their first award-winning Miraval rosé, they have introduced several other excellent vintages and last March, a small bottling of olive oil. As part of their investment in renewing the property, they have considerably upgraded the estate, improved storage and completed an on-site bottling facility.
Miraval possesses a grape-growing history stretching back to Roman times when it was a foothold on the Via Aurelia. Brad and Angelina’s presence has been largely responsible for focusing worldwide interest to the Var region’s wines, arguably attracting new neighbor George Lucas.
With Studio, they are throwing a spotlight on the estate’s musical history.