More Than $300,000 Worth of Wine Stolen From Famed French Laundry Restaurant on Christmas


The sign for the French Laundry in Yountville is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

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A Christmas Day robbery at Yountville’s storied French Laundry restaurant netted a king’s collection of fabulous wines worth at least $300,000.

The thieves, who jimmied a door at the wine room on the property, obviously knew exactly what they were going for. Most of the 76 bottles taken were from the Domaine de la Romanée Conti, including bottles from the fabled Burgundy estate’s Romanée Conti vineyard that are worth at least $15,000 each.

French Laundry chef and proprietor Thomas Keller took to Twitter, asking for help from the wine community in finding the thieves.

“On Christmas day, The French Laundry was the victim of a robbery. Specific wines of specific value were stolen (DRC & Screaming Eagle). We have complete trust in the authorities leading the investigation, and we welcome any information our community may have regarding the event.

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