Tuesday, according to Huff Post and Fox News, in an interview with a video clip online, President Trump, asked about the Virginia town of Charlottesville where a white supremacy-led rally in Charlottesville last Saturday resulted in a neo-Nazi using his car to kill pro-peace protester Heather Heyer and injure 19 others, veered off on a tangent to boast about “his” winery and its size.
“I know a lot about Charlottesville, Charlottesville is a great place which has been very badly hurt over the last couple of days…I own actually one of the largest wineries in the United States in Charlottesville…”
As both news outlets reported, both statements about the Trump Winery there were not accurate. The winery is owned by Eric Trump, not the Trump Organization, and it produces about 36,000 cases of wine annually, which does not even make it the largest winery in Virginia (Chateau Morrisette and Williamsburg Winery both produce about twice as much, at 60,000 cases each).
The Trump Winery website also claims that the 210 acre vineyard is “the largest vinifera [European varieties] vineyard on the East Coast”, a claim which is under investigation by this writer.