Brad Pitt Calls Himself a "Farmer Now," Talks Making Wine with Angelina Jolie
The 50-year-old, who released an award-winning rosé with Jolie last year, told the mag: "I'm a farmer now. I love learning about the land and which field is most suitable for which grape, the drama of September and October: Are we picking today? Where are the sugar levels? How is the acidity? Is it going to rain?" Pitt adds, "It’s been a schooling for me. In the off months, I enjoy cleaning the forest and walking the land.”
Together he and Jolie own Chateau Miraval, the $60 million, 35-bedroom estate and adjoining vineyard in Provence where the couple's wine (in partnership with the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel) derived from.
“We became impassioned with this place which could produce its own wine, its own food, and become a place where artists could congregate and share ideas," Pitt said of the estate.
After their first wine sold out in five hours, the duo certainly plan on making more. "What really interests me now are the reds," Brad told the mag. "We envision a superb Provence red. A super Provence. Give us seven years.”
Pitt also credits his farmer ways as an escape from Hollywood. "It’s very peaceful and the antithesis of the drive, the want, the need to get ahead indicative of life in Hollywood. I’m instantly reminded what quiet sounds like."