James Cameron is a grapefriend! He just bought Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery in British Columbia, the latest and grapiest addition to his other sustainable farmland holdings all around the world (including a walnut farm in New Zealand).
Beaufort’s a pretty small vineyard with only 8 acres and a production of 2,000 cases. They make some regular wines like Cab and a Pinot Noir rosé (yum), but have a bunch of kind of wackier stuff: a red blend of Leon Millot, Marechal Foch & Cab-Foch (haven’t had any of those, but they describe it as “earthy”), a traditional method sparkling red also made from that red blend, and a fortified fruit wine mad from Beaufort Estate & west coast blackberries and Comox Valley blackcurrants.
Pretty interesting. TBD if they’re interesting enough to drink them and say “I’ll be back.”
King of the Grapes!!!!
Ah, how did I not think of that!
This is interesting since I live in British Columbia. Comox valley is not in the “prime” wine growing area of the south Okanagan region of the province where 90% of BC wines are grown. so maybe he was looking for a scenic location.
I know, thought that was pretty interesting. I think it may have had to do with their sustainable farming, which Cameron is really into.