Media mogul Rupert Murdoch announced via Twitter on Friday that he has bought the Moraga estate on the Bel-Air ridge that faces across the 405 freeway at the Getty Center. It's where Thomas Jones, the former Northrop CEO, has grown grapes on 13 acres and made his Moraga label of Los Angeles wine. Curbed LA said back in February that the estate was listed for $29 million, and posted Murdoch's tweet on Saturday.
About to celebrate buying beautiful small vineyard right in LA.Great wine, Moraga, owned by great Angelino, Tom Jones. Time cover,1961!— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) May 10, 2013
Now will this sale make it more likely that Murdoch becomes a serious bidder for the Los Angeles Times? Don't know!