Chef Thomas Keller can breathe a sigh of relief. On Christmas, he reported that 76 bottles of rare and precious wine had been stolen from the wine cellar of his restaurant, The French Laundry, including some of the rarest and most expensive wines on the market, such as Screaming Eagle and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. This morning, the Napa County Sheriff confirmed that detectives have recovered the majority of the $300,000 wine haul in Greensboro, North Carolina.
No arrests have been made, and not much information is available as the investigation is still ongoing. The Napa County Sheriff confirmed that he will be “working with state and federal law enforcement authorities to follow up on leads.”
The Daily Meal reached out to Thomas Keller for a comment, but has not yet heard back.
It looks like the wine cellar will be fully-stocked come the grand re-opening of The French Laundry when following a six month-long extensive renovation.