Rupert Murdoch Buys Private L.A. Vineyard

Residential News » Celebrity Property | By WPC Celebrity Team | May 15, 2013 3:53 PM ET

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch officially announced on Twitter this week that he has purchased the 13-acre Moraga Vineyards in Bel Air, California.

The vineyard was listed for $29.5 million.  

Retired Northrop chief executive Thomas Jones currently owns the estate and previously "converted six acres of his 16-acre property into the only commercial vineyard in Los Angeles," according to the New Yorker.  

The property features a 7,500-square-foot main house, a wine inventory stored in a wine cave, a two-bedroom guest house and a 4,400-square-foot "office building," according to the listing

The property was a horse ranch in the 1930s and '40s, owned by Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz director Victor Fleming, according to the L.A. Times.  

The property was also the first bonded commercial winery in L.A. after prohibition ended in 1933, the Times reports.  

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