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Trump’s Virginia winery, formerly Kluge estate, announces grand opening

The now defunct Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard will be reopened as Trump Vineyard Estates on Tuesday. (Norm Shafer/For The Washington Post)

The party at Trump Vineyard Estates — formerly the Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard — is expected to draw revelers including Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen; Eric Trump, the real estate mogul’s son and the winery’s president; and Patricia Kluge, the estate’s previous owner.

Trump purchased most of the Kluge grounds outside of Charlottesville in April for $6.2 million after the Kluge business was put up for sale at a foreclosure auction.

Kluge and her husband, William Moses, filed for bankruptcy protection in January, blaming the economic downturn for their crumbling business.

The couple will be involved in Trump’s venture, with Kluge serving as vice president of operation and Moses as chief executive.

“We are committed, and he is committed,” Kluge told The Post following the auction, “and great things are going to come from the Kluge Estate and for the Virginia wine industry.”

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