Film star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie visited a southern French vineyard last week, but will not buy it despite reports to the contrary.
The Hollywood stars visited Chateau Val Joanis, in the Luberon region north of Aix-en-Provence, last Wednesday, prompting reports on several websites that the couple were planning to buy the property
However a spokesperson for the 186ha estate said that they had no intention of buying.
'They visited the chateau and found it very pretty,' said the spokeswoman. 'But there's no truth in the rumour that they wanted to buy it.'
Pitt, 44, has already made headlines in the wine world after visiting three Barolo wine estates in the Piedmont region of northern Italy last year. No sales were confirmed following the visit.
Chateau Val Joanis' reserve red wine, Les Griottes 2001, received four stars in Decanter's April 2004 issue.