George Lucas buys a vineyard–olives included
August 26th, 2017
“Star Wars” creator George Lucas, who has made a home in Chicago, has bought a vineyard in the South of France.
People magazine says Lucas, husband of Chicago businesswoman Mellody Hobson, purchased a historic chateau with a working vineyard in the Var in Provence for $11.2 million. The property also has olive groves and produces what’s called “estate oil,” olive oil that’s made only with olives from that estate.
The new estate is near a chateau owned by actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
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