Sutter Home wine’s Carlo Trinchero arrested on suspicion of drug, gun and assault weapons crimes

A former growing star of the notable Napa wine family powering Sutter Household was arrested Friday, Nov. 11, on suspicion of three felony gun crimes and a single misdemeanor drug offense. 

Carlo Trinchero, 35, who oversees the maximum-conclude labels of his family’s empire, Trinchero Family Estates, was taken into custody by the Napa County Sheriff’s Section immediately after deputies discovered 11 guns at his residences, sheriff’s officers claimed. He has been barred from possessing firearms considering that 2017, when he was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend. 

Trinchero was booked on suspicion of remaining a convicted felon in possession of a gun, staying a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, unlawfully possessing an assault weapon banned in California, and drug possession. 

He was released from custody the very same day immediately after posting $50,000 bail. As of Monday, county prosecutors had not submitted formal fees. 

Trinchero Spouse and children Estates and Trinchero’s attorney, Sheri Chlebowski, equally declined to comment.

Trinchero Spouse and children Estates is the 3rd-premier wine producer in the U.S., in accordance to Wine Business Every month, and generates 20 million instances annually. Most notably, the firm established the ubiquitous Sutter Property brand in 1948. In excess of the earlier two a long time, the family members has steadily grown its portfolio to much more than 50 wine and spirits models, which includes Ménage à Trois wines and Tres Agaves Tequila. Roger Trinchero, Carlo Trinchero’s father, was CEO of the firm concerning 2004 and 2017.

In the latest decades, the corporation also shifted its emphasis to the top quality wine group in which Carlo Trinchero, director of the company’s Elite Collection, has performed a big job. In 2007, the loved ones accomplished development on a next St. Helena estate, Trinchero Napa Valley. 

The new arrest arrives six several years just after Carlo Trinchero was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend and an EMT that was helping her. In accordance to courtroom paperwork, Trinchero threw his girlfriend in a closet all through an argument she was knocked unconscious when her head struck a shelf. The EMT reported that Trinchero pushed him to the floor and punched him.

Trinchero pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and a few many years of probation. 

The lady, the former Stephanie Will, and Trinchero ended up married in 2017 and have two daughters. In June of this 12 months, Carlo Trinchero submitted for divorce, citing irreconcilable variations.

Stephanie Trinchero filed for a restraining purchase versus her spouse in August. In court files, she described him as “dangerous and unpredictable.” She also alleged that he was making use of methamphetamine and was “prone to rage.” That restraining purchase expired in October, but she filed for one more protective get Monday after Trinchero was launched on bail. 

Stephanie Trinchero’s legal professional, Johanna Kleppe, declined to remark. 

Trinchero was arrested Friday right after the Napa County Sheriff’s Business acquired an nameless idea regarding firearms and ammunition, in accordance to Henry Wofford, a sheriff’s spokesperson.

The department acquired a search warrant for Trinchero’s two Napa Valley attributes, Wofford reported. Deputies stopped Trinchero in his automobile on Friday morning soon after they noticed him leave one of his residences. Wofford stated detectives discovered fewer than 1 gram of methamphetamine through the quit. 

Following becoming brought back again to his residence on Napa Valley’s Next Avenue, Trinchero knowledgeable detectives he had firearms at his other property, found on Freeway 128.

Of the 11 firearms seized from his residence, Wofford claimed, a single was an AR-15 rifle with assault weapon functions, like a pistol grip and collapsible stock. Detectives also claimed acquiring numerous magazines and situations of ammunition throughout their search. 

Wofford explained that Trinchero cooperated with detectives and was booked at the county jail “without incident.” 

Trinchero is because of to surface in court docket Jan. 20 if he is charged.

Jess Lander is a San Francisco Chronicle employees writer. E mail: [email protected] Twitter: @jesslander