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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Billionaire’s business is cement, but wine is his passion

Trees surround the main building at the Schmidheiny Weingut, a Swiss winery owned by billionaire Thomas Schmidheiny. The Heerbrugg, Switzerland, winery is one of several Schmidheiny owns, including one in Napa Valley, Calif.