Brad Pitt Considers Himself a Farmer Now
Brad Pitt is true renaissance man. A lover of architecture, a family man, a thespian, a humanitarian. The basically flawless human recently added wine purveyor to that impressive list.
Only Brad now purports to be "a farmer," probably because it sounds more down to earth.
The 50-year-old Oscar-winning producer, who was just attacked but not harmed at the Maleficent premiere the other night, covers the latest issue of Wine Spectator magazine and open up about his successful secondary career.
Pitt, along with his partner Angelina Jolie, purchased the Miraval Estate in Provence back in 2012 and their first attempt at wine was a home run. Their Côtes de Provence Rosé Miraval ($28) was ranked number 84 on Wine Spectator's list of Top 100 wines in 2013, and sold out online in five hours.
“For better or worse, given my compulsive nature, if we are going to be in the wine business, let’s make the best wine we can,” Pitt told the mag. "I asked the question, ‘Why can’t we make world-class wine in Provence?’ Let’s approach it like a film, and let’s make something we can be proud of and people can enjoy.”
Pitt prides himself on being very involved in the entire wine-making process. "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? It’s been a schooling for me. In the off months, I enjoy cleaning the forest and walking the land.”
If you've never seen Farmer Brad in overalls, here you go. You're welcome.
The Wine Spectator issue featuring Brad Pitt hits newsstands on June 3rd.