$300,000-worth of stolen Napa Valley wine found in North Carolina

The majority of the $300,000-worth of wine stolen from French Laundry, a very fancy and famous restaurant in Napa Valley, on Christmas has been found…in North Carolina.

Most of the 76 bottles have been accounted for, but some are still missing, local police said. The stolen loot included Burgundies from the Domaine de la Romanee Conti–some of which sells for $10,000 a bottle– Cabernet Screaming Eagle and Dom Perignon Champagne, according to The Los Angeles Times and other news reports.


Other bottles ranged in price from $3,250 to $7,950, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

The wine ended up in a private cellar, according to The Associated Press. It’s unclear if authorities have a lead on who stole the wine from the Michelin 3-star eatery as none have been made public.