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Salahi Oasis Winery is headed to foreclosure auction

And now it’s come to this: The Salahis’ Oasis Winery, once one of the most popular in Northern Virginia, is scheduled to be sold at a foreclosure auction next month.

Tareq Salahi presents a bottle of champagne to guests at Oasis Winery in June 2009. (Mark Finkenstaedt for The Washington Post)

Once the social launching pad for Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the Hume, Va., winery got snarled in a bitter family dispute and has been largely defunct for years, even before the 2009 White House state dinner crashing incident that made them household names and targets of various investigations. Most of the winemaking equipment and other gear was already sold at a September 2011 bankruptcy auction.

An ad for the May 11 auction highlights the winery’s 19,200 square feet, including tasting room, banquet space, trophy area, spacious cellar and private apartment; a rep for the auction company told us 102 acres of vineyards go along with that. Northern Virginia Daily reports that the property is assessed at $1.7 million.

Tareq Salahi, now divorced from Michaele and pursuing a dark-horse bid for Virginia governor, told the paper he objects to his mother Corinne’s bankruptcy filing and will try to block the sale.

Updated 12:45 p.m.

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