An alert reader, and friend, recently sent me a link to this article:
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt recently purchased a massive 1000 acre vineyard north of Aix-en-Provence in the Luberon region, called Chateau Val Joanis. Dating back to the days of Roman occupation, the property boasts a villa, several out-buildings, pool, eco-friendly orchards and gardens, and a well respected range of wine. Pretty much a self-sufficient little village.
This vinyard is one of my favorites because of the really nice garden where I took these photos:
I am selfishly hoping nothing changes at the vineyard. I remember a fellow Provencal blogger writing that Brad Pitt had been spotted in her village market last summer so maybe this story is true. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet Peter Mayle so maybe I will also run into this famous couple. Hey, it could happen. I will, of course, blog about it.