Award-winning wine sales continue to climb, according to Statistics Canada, and home-turf advantage goes far in luxury products. For wineries and winery investors poised to expand their market, purchasing Okanagan and Lower Mainland locations may be the next step. If so, it makes sense to tap into Capulet Properties’ experience in luxury sales and tailored concierge services.
Partners Carolyn Glazier and Darci Steffins have lived, worked and served the Fraser Valley community within the Greater Vancouver Regional District for over 25 years. They’ve experienced the lifestyle that gives them a sharp sense of the ideal match between owners and investors of a luxury estate. Recommendations are backed by their collective experience.
Best of Both Worlds
They’ve witnessed Fraser Valley—known for the rich, fertile soil from the Fraser River—mature into an exciting wine and agricultural region. For example, Township 7 Winery in Langley now also has a Naramata Bench property. Abbotsford’s Singletree Winery also recently purchased a second holding on Naramata Bench. With such a combination, wineries leverage the best of both worlds. In the Fraser Valley, with the option of a 13-minute helicopter shuttle or 45-minute drive into the heart of Vancouver, wineries can better access the urban market.
Carolyn and Darci are Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver Wine Country Estate Specialists, with listings ready to go. Keep your eye on the prize of creating delicious wine while they facilitate your search for an ideal property.
Villa Di Fonti
Consider the award-winning world-class estate, Villa Di Fonti, on roughly 72 pristine acres, listed at $28,800,000. The owners fell in love in Tuscany, and with Tuscany; its old-world charm captivated them. Though they never wanted to leave, their family was in Canada — Canada was home. So instead, they brought back their vision of Tuscany and manifested it in Villa Di Fonti. The 13,000 square-foot, Tuscan-style villa represents the clients’ love for rolling landscapes and graceful living the dramatic, alongside romantic imagery and long-lasting craftsmanship. The space, which is livable, welcoming and elegant, provides a lovely environment for entertaining extended family and friends. The owners were married onsite near the 10-acre vineyard, and even included grape stomping as part of festivities.
This ultimate private retreat could easily serve as a fabulous winery. Amenities include two lakes with white sand beach, helipad, amphitheatre perfect for musical presentations, infinity pool, Koi-pond, putting green, 50+ parking spaces, chef’s kitchen, caterer’s prep kitchen, al fresco dining. Also included is an EVO grill, commercial pizza oven, full automation, geothermal, eight fireplaces, eight bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. Minutes from White Rock, Fort Langley Village, equestrian parks, golf, excellent schools and airport, Villa Di Fonti received two Georgie Awards, an Ovation Award, plus has history of substantial annual income from the movie industry.
An architectural masterpiece tucked away in High Point Estates, Villa Bellavita is a gated, two-acre 13,289 square-foot entertainment Mecca for key wine buyers. Vaulted ceilings welcome guests through exquisite double doors into a cathedral entrance; a European-inspired portico leads into a private, grand courtyard. Amenities abound, such as an entertainer’s/chef’s dream kitchen, 11 boutique-hotel inspired bathrooms, eight bedrooms and private master with its own fabulous ensuite spa. Villa Bellavita is resort-style living built to entertain and host family and friends. There’s a social wine room, spacious media room, bar area, 10-foot-plus screen, gym, nanny/guest and family suites, office space, geothermal heating, UVA water filtration system, plus over 5000 square feet of outstanding outdoor living, sports court, hydro spa and an equestrian stable.
Privacy and Discretion
Capulet Properties works with a network of top agencies and businesses to deliver the best services imaginable to their private client group, including customized helicopter commuter packages, luxury chauffeur service, bespoke tailoring, dining and specialty events. These affiliates are on call to give priority to Capulet clientele.
Known for a warm and highly relational approach to matching buyers with properties best suited to their needs, Capulet Properties offers the ultimate in privacy and discretion and has worked with business executives, professional athletes and celebrities. Tailored services go beyond the purchase to concierge-status relocation services.
Darci and Carolyn are aware of plenty of build-ready green field parcels in the Fraser Valley, and can maximize your time and understanding of the area by using their strategic alliance with SKY Helicopters to provide exclusive helicopter wine district viewings for serious buyers and UHNW investors. Visit capuletproperties.com to contact the partners.