- President Donald Trump's son Eric runs a vineyard and winery in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- The Trumps bought it in 2011, but a legal disclaimer on the winery's website says that they do not currently own it.
- The wine is quite good, having been essentially unchanged since before the estate was purchased.
Trump Winery, which is run by the president's son Eric, has received backlash following some of President Donald Trump's controversial political stances and actions. In February last year, there was a movement backed by a local chapter of the National Organization for Women to boycott Wegmans for selling Trump wine at Virginia locations.
President Trump bought the property in 2011, but according to a legal disclaimer on its website, he does not currently own it.
Trump Winery is "a registered trade name of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC, which is not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates," the disclaimer reads.
Considering our lackluster experience at Trump Grill, our expectations weren't too high when we visited. But, we went in with an open mind. Here's what we found:
The Trump Winery — originally the Kluge Winery, which was bought by Trump in 2011 — is located in the rolling green hills outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, minutes from another more historical presidential estate, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.
The tasting room sits off a winding country road in the midst of the winery's many rolling acres. Like many of the area's plentiful vineyards, it's a popular tourist destination and hosts many weddings.
As we walked in, we noticed a familiar plaque from the American Academy of Hospitality Science. The award plaques also adorn the walls of other Trump properties — the head of the organization, Joseph Cinque, is a longtime Trump acquaintance. Sometimes described as a "small-time mobster," Cinque has previously been convicted of possessing stolen property.
Source: Chicago Tribune
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