Trump Lies, Says He Owns ‘One of the Largest Wineries in the U.S.’ LOL!
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 15, 2017
Donald Trump said on Tuesday at Trump Tower that some “very fine people” march alongside the white supremacists and neo-Nazis, just before he mentioned Charlottesville — and the house he owns, a winery…
“Does anyone know I own a house in Charlottesville…it is the winery…I own actually one of the largest wineries in the United States.”
According to Marie Claire, Trump was referring to Trump Winery, which he took over after the Kluge family previously owned and ran it. The winery itself claims on their website, “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.”
After fact checking, Marie Claire realized the winery is NOT the largest in the U.S. In fact, it’s not even the largest on the east coast.
Trump Winery has 210 acres of vines planted and makes about 36,000 cases of wine per year. But the Finger Lakes’ Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery cultivates 250 acres of grapes and produces 50,000 cases of wine per year, Pindar Vineyards on Long Island’s North Fork has more than 300 acres of vines.
The largest winery in the world, though, is E. & J. Gallo, which has more than 23,000 acres of vineyards in California.