Sting ‘charges tourists £200 to pick grapes and olives’ on his Tuscan estate

Singer reportedly opens 900-acre Italian property up to the public for tourism experience

Sting is reportedly charging fans £200 a day to pick grapes and olives on his Italian estate.

Tourists are able to work with labourers at the 900-acre Il Palagio estate in Tuscany, with a charge of £208 applicable to anybody wanting to get involved. Sting, who is estimated to be worth £180m, purchased the property in 1999 and sells produce created there.

The Telegraph reports that anybody who helps out at the estate will see the “succulent grapes and luscious wines, tart olives, green rolling hills, warm autumn sunshine” up close. They will also experience “the adventure and excitement of being part of the annual vendemmia, the traditional October grape and November olive harvests respected by generations of Tuscan farmers”.

Earlier this year, Sting revealed that he will not give any of his vast fortune to his children when he dies. The former member of The Police, said that he thought the money could be an “albatross” around the necks of his family. “I told them there won’t be much money left because we are spending it. We have a lot of commitments. What comes in we spend, and there isn’t much left,” he said at the time.

Sting was also among a list of more than 200 famous faces who signed an open letter urging Scottish voters to keep Scotland as part of the United Kingdom.