Want to wine and dine like Donald Trump? Sip on a glass of Trump Wine.
After ongoing negotiations, the real estate tycoon finalized the deal to buy the Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard outside Charlottesville in Virginia last week.
He paid the bargain price of $6.2 million for 800 acres in a bank auction, reported the Washington Post.
“I’m really interested in good real estate, not so much in wine,” Trump said. “This place had a $28 million mortgage on it, and I bought it for $6.2 million.”
Trump swooped in to buy the property as a “white knight” investor from friend Patricia Kluge, an embattled Virginia socialite. He will keep Kluge on to head operations.
The vineyards produce varietals that include Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
In addition to his empire of hotels and golf courses, Trump’s investments include a range of luxury foodstuffs like Trump Vodka, Trump Tea, Trump Chocolate and bottled spring water, Trump Ice.