David Beckham has bought a Californian vineyard as a birthday present for his wife Victoria, according to reports.
The England and LA Galaxy footballer is said to have paid a seven-figure sum for the Napa Valley winery which will be run by a specialist team.
The Sun reported that the couple, who became wine “buffs” while living in Spain when Beckham played for Real Madrid, plan to bottle their own top quality lines for themselves, friends and family.
The sportsman is said to have revealed the surprise by handing his Spice Girl wife a bottle with her name on the label during a day trip to a winery in the area last month.
Pictures on the Internet show the couple chatting and apparently taking photographs among rows of green vines during the excursion in which they were accompanied by celebrity friends Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Kate Beckinsale, Seal, amongst others.
The Beckhams join celebrity couples Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who have just settled at Chateau Miraval and Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis who own a vineyard in Plan de la Tour.
Apparently the couple aren't planning to go into the wine business, they will just be making their vintage for family and friends.
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