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Domaine de Chaberton Estates Limited Partnership
Located on a 55-acre parcel of land amongst the rolling hills of south Langley, British Columbia, Domaine de Chaberton and the Bacchus Bistro are a short 45 minute drive from Vancouver and a 10 minute drive from the Canada/United States border
Claude Violet and his wife Inge founded Chaberton Domain de Chaberton in the early 1980's . The first commercial winery and vineyard in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. Claude grew up in a very successful wine produce family in France. They later sold their interests. Claude now had to determine how and where he would earn a living. He worked in the industry operating a vineyard in France and a brokerage in Spain. With the political situation in Europe he decide to move his family to North America
In 1979 they traveled searching for a location to start their winery. They looked in New York, Connecticut, Virginia, Texas, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Washington. Preferring to live in Canada. We also visited Ontario and the Okanagan. We decided on the Fraser Valley, which we felt had the best possibilities for our needs, specializing in white wines.”There were not other Coastal wineries in British Columbia when Claude and Inge emigrated here from Europe in 1981. At this time Claude felt to it better to be near the larger Vancouver Market than to be in the Okanagan.
Some 14 hectares (35 acres) were planted with vines
imported, for the most part, from Germany and France. The major varieties
When they decided to retire in 2005, they sold Domaine de Chaberton
to Eugene, a Shanghai-born Vancouver lawyer, and a partner, Hong Kong
businessman Anthony Cheng. A wine enthusiast with wine cellars in four
cities around the world.
The wine production has almost doubled in the last five years. The location is perfect for the growing Vancouver area.
As well as offering fine dinning for lunch and dinner The Bacchus Bistro invites special events such as wedding receptions, retirement parties, and many other special happenings.
The wines have over the years establish an excellent reputation. Their award list is long. In2003 Canoe Cove Shiraz was chosen by a select panel as one of only 11 B.C. wines to receive the Lieutenant Governor General's 2006 Award of Excellence in British Columbia wines. In 2010 competitions, the winery's 2008 Siegerrebe won three gold's, including best of class at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition, as well as two silvers and one bronze medal Over all they produce more than twenty wines (48.000 cases) under their two labels. among the excellent and reasonably priced Chaberton whites are Bacchus, Madeleine Sylvaner, Siegerrebe, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and budget-priced Chaberton Blanc. The reds include Meritage, Syrah and Gamay Noir. Canoe Cove’s highlights include North Bluff White, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The winemaker is Barbara Hall. The consulting winemaker is Dr. Elias Phiniotis.
In 2014 the name was changed to Chaberton Estate Winery
Bacchus White Domine De Chaberton's signature wine. A winner year in year out. The wine has intense fruit flavours of crisp ripe apples, pears and peaches. Delightful, clean and crisp finish.
Madeleine Sylvander: Hmm Hmm good. Refreshing fruits includes peach and a taste of honey..
Siegerrebe 2008: A new release god balance crisp flavours of fruit. Good summer on the patio wine. Gold medal at BC wine Awards
North Bluff White: Canoe label;l Delicious! Citrus flavours are accented by hints of ripe apples, candy, vanilla and a touch of oak.
Shiraz: canoe Label from the Back Sage Bench.. a truly great wine. fruity. raspberry, cherry and plum notes with a touch of smoky oak good finish
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