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Brad Pitt expresses interest in owning a vineyard

The actor has joined the likes of Sting and Gerard Depardieu, as he also wants to own a vineyard.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 10:58 IST
Asian News International
Asian News International

Actor Brad Pitt has joined the likes of rock star Sting and actor Gérard Depardieu, after being bitten by the wine-making bug in Italy.

While Sting produces wine from the vines on his estate near Florence, Depardieu makes wine at his villa in Sicily.

And now Hollywood's 42 year old heartthrob, who is currently preparing for the birth of his first child with girlfriend Angelina Jolie, is said to have expressed an interest in owning a vineyard outside Turin, Italy - a short distance from his pal George Clooney's Lake Como pad, after viewing two estates in the Italian countryside during a secret visit.

The Ocean's Twelve star was reportedly shown around the 20-acre properties in Serralunga, rural Italy, which both have vineyards and produce their own wine, while he was in Italy last month for the Winter Olympics.

"Brad's visit was kept very secret, and only a handful of people knew that he was staying with us. He stayed over a weekend which is usually quiet, so he was able to see the vineyard and the cellars where the wine is aged," Contactmusic quoted Monica Tavella, a spokeswoman for the estate, as saying.

"He was very interested in the whole process of wine-making, right from the vine to the bottle, and he was also very knowledgeable. He seemed to be interested in buying," she added.

First Published: Apr 04, 2006 10:58 IST