Napa Valley Winemaker Arrested On Gun And Drug Possession

Napa Valley Winemaker Arrested On Gun And Drug Possession

Napa Valley Winemaker Arrested On Gun And Drug Possession: According to police, a family member of Trinchero Family Estates, the Napa Valley wine industry’s largest producer, was detained on Friday.

Trinchero Family Estates, the third-largest wine producer in the United States, is the owner of over 50 alcoholic beverage brands, ranging from Ménage à Trois to Sutter Home.

Also, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, Carlo Trinchero, director of the company’s Elite Collection and Taken Wine Co., was detained on suspicion of three felony firearms charges and a misdemeanor methamphetamine possession charge.

Napa Valley Winemaker Arrested On Gun And Drug Possession
A selection of wines at Sutter Home Winery in St. Helena, Calif., which is owned by Trinchero Family Estates. 

Napa Valley Winemaker Arrested On Gun And Drug Possession

Also, according to public information officer Henry Wofford, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office got a tip that Trinchero, 35, was illegally in possession of firearms and ammunition. Officers secured a search warrant for two of Trinchero’s properties just after 10 a.m. on Friday. Also, around 1:30 p.m., officers pulled him over for a traffic stop; after going to his Napa home to be detained there, Trinchero provided detectives with the location of his firearms.

However, an EMT had come on the scene to aid his girlfriend when Trinchero was found guilty of abusing her in 2017. As a felon, he is not permitted to own weapons or ammunition.

Carlo Trinchero Wife And KidsCarlo Trinchero assaulted his ex-wife, Stephanie. (Source: Daily Mail)

Also, according to Wofford, police seized 11 weapons from his second property. One of the weapons was an AR-14 rifle equipped with characteristics found on assault rifles, such as a pistol grip and a collapsible stock (possession of an assault weapon is illegal in California). According to Wofford, they also discovered many magazines and ammunition containers on the premises. These three offenses are all felonies.

But, after police discovered less than a gram of methamphetamine in the vehicle Trinchero was operating during the traffic check, they added that Trinchero was also detained on suspicion of misdemeanor methamphetamine possession.

Moreover, Wofford claimed that “he did assist with this probe.” He was cooperative, and he was booked without incident, as stated in the report.

Napa Valley Winemaker Arrested On Gun And Drug Possession

Also, according to arrest records, Trinchero was detained around 4:30 pm on Friday and released from the Napa County Correction Department at 7:30 pm the same day after posting a $50,000 bond.

Trinchero divorced his wife in June of this year. After Trinchero was granted bail on Monday, his wife requested a restraining order against him.

Also, there are no legal charges pending against Trinchero. Trinchero has been ordered to appear in Napa County Superior Court on January 20, 2023. The Napa County District Attorney’s Office claimed that it has not yet determined whether to file any charges against him.

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Trinchero Family Estates

Sutter Home is the most well-known wine brand owned by Trinchero Family Estates. It was established in 1948 and is credited with producing the first white zinfandel in history. In St. Helena, the Trinchero Napa Valley Winery was constructed in 2007. In 2016, the business presented a new Napa Valley tasting area.

Although, Carlo Trinchero has been employed by the family business.


Some FAQs

Who Is Carlo Trinchero?

He is a member of the Napa Valley family that owns Sutter Home and other wine companies.

Who Is Stephanie Trinchero?

In 2017, Carlo Trinchero wed Stephanie Will, his five-year partner. The couple did, however, file for divorce in June 2022.

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