Sting can now add organic farmer to the long list of occupations that he has held over the years. The 57 year old Police front man and his wife, Trudie Styler bought a 300-hectare property in Italy and have big plans for the land according to chartattack.com.
The couple has already sold honey and olive oil collected from the property and distributed it under the Il Palagio Sumner Family brand name. The property also consists of a vineyard with grapes being made into wine that will be distributed to stores in September.
Sting is an advocate for organic farming and donates a percentage of profits to environmental charities. “I am a farmer who looks after the land to nourish it and not to plunder it,” he explains.
“I came here and I decided to stay and be a farmer, also because I wanted to nourish my family with genuine quality products in a healthy environment. Everyone knows about my environmental commitment, especially to the rain forests in South America.”
Sting plans to produce 30,000 bottles of wine to be sold mainly in his homeland of Britain. His business employs 15 full time workers and additional seasonal help. To learn more about Farmer Sting and his vineyard, visit http://www.palagioretreats.com/.