Angelina Jolie wins battle against Brad Pitt in war over French winery

Angelina Jolie has won a legal battle against ex-husband Brad Pitt in their highly emotional war over the Chateau Miraval winery, where they married in 2014.

The pair took control of the renowned rosé company in 2008 when they moved into the chateau which sits on the Provençal vineyard and Pitt has toiled over the breathtaking buildings and grounds ever since.

But Jolie sold her stake to liquor giant Stoli – sparking a Byzantine web of lawsuits in the US, France and Luxembourg between Pitt, Jolie, their respective companies and various business partners.

In the latest skirmish, Jolie’s team has subpoenaed documents from Pitt, his CEO and his company, Mondo Bongo.

Pitt’s camp has fought tooth and nail to have a court reject Jolie’s request for the papers and correspondence.

Bottles of Chateau Miraval Rose are lined up on a shelf
Jolie’s lawyers have won a battle to force Pitt to hand over documents in the lawsuit.
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But on Friday, an LA judge said Pitt and his partners should turn them over to opposing attorneys — and said they couldn’t even wait to appeal the decision.

Sources close to the ‘Maleficent’ star’s business operation told Page Six that Pitt lets his anger at their brutal breakup get in the way of sanity.

“Any rational person would be happy if Stoli… [be a partner in their business. They have top-notch marketing and distribution,” they said, explaining that the firm offer huge opportunities to grow the business. “He just can’t see past his hatred of Jolie.”

Chateau Miraval
Jolie and Pitt got married at the palatial estate in 2014.
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But a source close to Pitt told us that not only is the Stoli deal not a no-brainer, Pitt had turned down an offer to sell it to Stoli while he and Jolie were still married.

They said that the idea of selling a chunk of the business for better distribution is counter to his long-held plan for the project, which is to plow profits back into the company.
Plus, they said, “The best way to retain value for [their kids] is that the parents retain full ownership of this increasingly valuable and growing asset.

The couple, who have six children, split in 2016. They had been together since 2005.

Representatives declined to comment.

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