Brad Pitt and the Perrin family will reopen the Château Miraval recording studio


Fans of Château Miraval’s much-loved rosé may not be aware of the estate’s role in the history of music. The property’s recording studio, built by a previous owner in 1977, has been used by artists such as The treatment, prick, Sade, AC DC and Cranberriesamong others. pink floyd famous recorded The wall in this picturesque Provencal castle.

Owners Brad Pitt and the Perrin family (Angelina Jolie recently sold its shares in the estate to Tenute del Mondo, a subsidiary of the Stoli group) have joined forces with Damien QuintardEmmy-winning French producer, to renovate and reopen Miraval Studios.

“When the album The wall was recorded there, [then-owner] Jacques Loussier and the Château Miraval team created a cuvée called Pink Floyd,” said Marc Perrin, of Château de Beaucastel in the Rhône and winemaker and partner at Château Miraval. wine spectator. “Who knows what will be next? I’m really excited to explore the connections between music and wine, art and agriculture, and look forward to working with Damien Quintard and his team.

“When we met in Paris, we clicked immediately,” said Damien Quintard (right) of his conversations with Brad Pitt about the reopening of Miraval studios. (Hélène Hadjiyanni)

With an emphasis on natural light, the redesigned studio will include original material on which many iconic albums have been recorded, as well as new cutting-edge technology to enable pre-mixing for film and television. The space’s 25-foot ceilings create “remarkable natural reverberation,” Quintard described, and the space will be ideal for producing “from pop and rock to hip-hop and classic records.”

While developing the project, Quintard and Pitt spent hours discussing the music and the studio’s potential. “When we met in Paris, we immediately clicked,” Quintard said. “I was amazed at how sensitive and precise he was in his analysis of the music.”

The beauty of the property and the excellence of winemaking at Miraval will connect and contribute to the creative energy musicians will feel at Studios Miraval, Quintard said. wine spectator. “When you enter Miraval, you are not only amazed by its history, its simplicity and the feeling of inner peace. No, you are also amazed to see how much this area, the Perrin family and their teams work on a daily basis to do fantastic things.. Such know-how comes from a long line of “Miraval Excellence”, from the records produced there to the wine industry. We are delighted to have musicians of all types part of this that we have created.”

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