Filed under: Estates
--The wine world is buzzing this morning about Pitt's quiet visit to some wine estates in the Italian countryside. The Daily Telegraph reports that on a recent visit to the Turin area, Pitt stayed at the Fontanafredda estate at Serralunga an area that makes some of Italy's most famous wines including Barolo and Dolcetta D'Alba, and the classic white, Gavi. Pitt was interested in checking out the entire process of winemaking and checked out two working vineyards near Fontanafredda which are for sale. The two vineyards are the Cascina Cucco at Serralunga and the Poderi Aldo Conterno at nearby Monforte both are about 90 minutes from George Clooney's Lake Como home.
--Pitt was also spotting taking a helicopter tour in the Dominican Republic checking out the Samana peninsula and the towns of Miches and Punta Cana with art dealer and promoter George Nader. He was photographed on Friday meeting with German architects Lars Kruckeberg and Wolfram Putz.
--Las Ramblas may be toast but Pitt may still have the hotel-building bug. The latest rumor is that Pitt wants to build a futuristic hotel resort in Palm Springs, California. This relates to his meeting with the architects in the Dominican Republic this weekend. The plan is for a $60 million resort with two restaurants, a spa and an outdoor cinema.
[more pictures of Pitt's latest adventures at JustJared]