Brad Pitt may be scaling back his acting career in favor of a new pursuit. (And not because that red carpet prankster punched him!)
He and fiancée Angelina Jolie are in the wine business now, in partnership with famous Perrin winemaking family. Only months ago, the Jolie-Pitt Perrin Chateau Miraval Rosé 2012 was named the world's best rosé by Wine Spectator.
Now, as Brad tells the magazine (per Us Weekly), he's found his second career: "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."
As for that rosé's namesake, Brad and Angelina purchased the Chateau Miraval — a 35-bedroom estate on 1,200 acres — in 2012 for $60 million, having vacationed there for years with their kids.
“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," Brad explains. "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."
And makers of red wine better watch out — the actor said that's his next conquest.
Source: Wine Spectator via Us Weekly