A rare Malibu vineyard with ties to liquor royalty has hit the market for $12.5 million

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This isn’t something you see every day in Malibu.
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Vineyards are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when considering real estate in Malibu.

But there is one currently on the market, as Béatrice Cointreau – whose great-grandfather foined Cointreau Distillery and whose grandfather founded Rémy Martin – has listed her family’s wine estate in the beachside community for $12.5 million.

Cointreau was previously the CEO of Champagne Gosset and was the first female member of the Wine Academy of France.

She is reportedly returning to France but has been producing wines for the Admirable Family Vineyards label here for several years. Cointreau bought the property, at the time a defunct vineyard, as two separate parcels in 2013.

“As far as the property itself, it’s not everyday that you can purchase a vineyard in Malibu. There are none on the market beside L’ Admirable,” Shauna Walters, director of international luxury properties at John Aaron Group, told Business Insider. Walters is listing the vineyard with Sally Forster Jones.

Walters added: “The city of Malibu is not allowing them if they don’t already exist so this is the chance to own something extraordinary.”

The estate consists of a 6,635-square-foot home on roughly five acres, which is also home to 3,000 vines of Viognier, Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Syrah varietals.


L’Admirable sits behind private gates on a plot that overlooks Point Dume in Malibu.

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The main home was built in the Mediterranean style.

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Inside, you’ll see high ceilings and an open floor plan.

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The living spaces are decked out in all-white furniture.

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The kitchen boasts a massive center island …

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… and it’s connected to a dining room should you wish to entertain guests.

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The house has five bedrooms, the largest of which appears to be this one.

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There are also six bathrooms, including this one, which has a freestanding tub.

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The master suite also has a large walk-in closet.

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Somewhat unsurprisingly, the home has a stunning wine cellar.

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It’s stocked with wines from Cointreau’s award-winning label.

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There’s also an attached media room, which can also double as a tasting room.

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The home also has a patio area where the new owners can enjoy the views of Malibu and the vineyard from the pool.

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There are currently more than 3,000 vines on the property.

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It’s not something you see every day in Malibu, which is known for its high-end real estate.

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“We picture the buyer being someone from Northern California that perhaps already owns a vineyard up North and is looking for a 2nd or 3rd estate. There has been a recent influx of Silicon Valley buyers in the LA area, so that would make perfect sense,” Walters said.

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