The French Laundry Victim of Christmas Wine Heist

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  • by WC STAFF
  • on DECEMBER 30, 2014
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Chef Thomas Keller took to Twitter Monday evening and reported that his famous Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry, was robbed Christmas Day. Over $300,000 worth of wine was stolen including such revered wines as Domaine de la Romanée Conti and cult wines favorite Screaming Eagle.

On Christmas day was the victim of a robbery. Specific wines of specific value were stolen: DRC & Screaming Eagle”. Already, there is a list by the LA Times that details exactly what bottles were stolen and the current value. Some of the most valuable bottles ranged in retail price from $11,000 to $15,000 per bottle. A grand heist indeed!

Keller is asking the wine community and general public for assistance in capturing the thieves. “We have complete trust in the authorities leading the investigation & welcome any information our community may have. We are confident that if/when any stolen bottles appear in public they will immediately raise red flags.” Anyone with information is asked to call 707.253.4591 or email

Currently, the French Laundry which is located in the town of Yountville in Napa Valley is closed for renovations and will re-open in Spring 2015.

Pictured Above: Instagram photo of the restaurant door thieves jimmied open and stole wine from.