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Trump in talks to buy Kluge vineyard & estate. Does that mean Trump wine?!

on 18/02/11 at 11:14 am

Booze News

Embattled Virginia socialite and winemaker Patricia Kluge may have found a white knight to preserve her Charlottesville empire – real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Trump’s business adviser said Wednesday that Trump was negotiating to buy not only Kluge’s grand estate, Albemarle House, which a bank foreclosed on in January, but all of Kluge’s former real estate holdings outside Charlottesville near Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate.

Those include 200 acres of land adjacent to the estate that once had a nine-hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, a 900-acre vineyard and a failed real estate development where Kluge had planned to market luxury “farmettes” with their own grapevines.

Leslie Goldman, a Washington-based adviser to Trump, said it would be “premature to speculate” what Trump had planned for the area, but said the land has “significant historical value and potential for development.”

{Full story via Washington Post}

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