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
@_TFL_ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.