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Bryant Estate legal fight offers glimpse into 'cult' wineries' secretive world

June 19, 2019

Esther Mobley follows up on lawsuit first reported by Wine Industry Insight making unflattering claims about Bryant Estate's finances. Don and Bettina Bryant are being sued by Lauren Ridenhour, an independent banking adviser who specializes in helping people lower borrowing costs on art-backed loans. The Bryants borrowed $98.5 million from JP Morgan Chase and had hired Ridenhour in 2014 to renegotiate terms ... Bryant's attorney Keith Wesley said his clients will win on dismissal ...