They really pulled the wool over our eyes with this one.

Thieves have fleeced the world’s largest Champagne producer, stealing vital components from its experimental, sustainable viticultural program.

Moët & Chandon had recently introduced a herd of 14 sheep to its vineyards to cut down on herbicides, and installed a solar-powered electric fence to ensure their security.

Nevertheless, on Jan. 2 a shepherd emerged to find the fence’s solar panel removed and the flock completely gone. It seems that while he was fast asleep, presumably counting sheep, someone scrambled to cash in on a few bags of wool.

The theft was initially reported in L’union, a local newspaper in the Champagne region, but according to subsequent reports on The Drinks Business, no arrests have been made.

Let’s just hope they find the lambs chop chop.