Hudson stars in FarmVille

LOS ANGELES - Online game FarmVille 2 Country Escape is set to get a touch of celebrity.

Hollywood actress Kate Hudson and fiance Matthew Bellamy, frontman for the rock band Muse, have joined the game that allows players to create their own virtual wine, reported The Star, citing AFP Relaxnews.

Last week, FarmVille 2 Country Escape introduced cartoon avatars of the couple, who launched their Hudson Bellamy winery in Santa Barbara County, California, in 2011.

Hudson helped create her own animated persona, giving herself sports denim overall shorts, a pair of Wellingtons and her trademark golden locks in loose pigtails.

In the game, wannabe winemakers can virtually harvest grapes, press, bottle and sell Hudson Bellamy wines.

The star also offers up her recipe for fig burrata flatbread.

FarmVille 2 Country Escape is available on Android and iOS.

Offline, Hudson Bellamy sells a trio of wines that include a Sauvignon Blanc, Rose of Syrah and Pinot Noir for between US$30 (S$39) and US$50 at select retailers across Canada and the United States.

A portion of sales go towards their charity of choice, War Child.

Hudson said she owes her interest in wine to her stepfather and fellow actor Kurt Russell, who has his own wine label, Gogi.

Another celebrity who has reportedly expressed interest in wine-making is Pippa Middleton, sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Ms Middleton has attained a certificate in wine with the Grape Experience Wine and Spirit School in California.