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North County businessman David Weyrich lost key real estate holdings to lender Aegon at a public auction today after an unsuccessful attempt at finding a buyer for the properties.
The properties now in Aegon’s possession include the luxury hotel Villa Toscana and Martin Weyrich Winery, vineyards and tasting room in Paso Robles; York Mountain Winery and vineyards in Templeton; and Jack Ranch Vineyard in San Luis Obispo.
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Since the late 1990s, Weyrich had invested millions of dollars into housing developments, a jet service, wineries and hotels in the county. But he has been steadily losing ground to his creditors in the last two years.
Martin Weyrich LLC owed Aegon more than $17 million for the properties. The firm had postponed the auction three times since November because Weyrich was working with a private buyer to buy out Aegon’s interest, but no buyers ultimately stepped forward with terms satisfactory enough to the lender, according to brokers and lenders close to negotiations.
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