on 20/02/14 at 3:42 pmWine
Hollywood film director James Cameron has snapped up Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery in British Columbia in his native Canada.
As reported by the Comox Valley Record, the sale, which went through on 6 February for an undisclosed sum, was confirmed last week by the estate’s new manager, Mark Timmermans.
“James Cameron wants to carry on with the work that Beaufort’s founders, Susan and Jeff Vandermolen, have started and really carry on working with the community and producing great wine in the Comox Valley,” Timmermans said.
The Vandermolens, who founded Beaufort in 2006, are due to stay on at the estate for at least a year as winemakers and consultants.
Jeff Vandermolen told local news site HQ Comox Valley that the sale came about by chance when the 59-year-old director was looking in the area for agricultural land.