The Okanagan Valley has been praised as Canada's Napa Valley, but you don't have to go quite that far outside of Metro Vancouver to experience a great winery. And with this Abbotsford property currently on the market for a shade under $10M, it doesn't have to be just a weekend trip, either.
The listing is located at 5290 Olund Road -- about midway between Mission and Abbotsford, the largest municipality in British Columbia outside of the Metro Vancouver -- and it's home to the award-winning Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery, a family-owned boutique winery with a tasting room designed to look like a brick and copper chapel.
Seaside Pearl says they produce cool climate artisanal wines that "speak the language of their terroir" -- a French term for the combination of environmental factors that give wine grapes their character -- as well as the sense of place unique to the Fraser Valley. For the oenophiles, that means Petit Milo, Cabernet Foch, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.
Originally built in 1992, this estate in Abbotsford is nine acres, and includes over three acres of planted vineyard, the aforementioned winery and tasting room, horse stables, a riding ring, a riding arena, and an indoor ice rink.
The house on the property includes five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and boasts just under 6,000 sq. ft of living space, a three-car garage, and a large roman stone-paved courtyard with plenty of additional space for parking (for if you ever want to take full advantage of the winery's 36-person capacity).
Inside, the spacious home evokes the feelings of being inside an Italian winery estate house, with renaissance-style murals on the ceiling above the entryway, vaulted ceilings, and timeless ornamental columns around the home.
- Address: 5290 Olund Road, Abbotsford
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 5
- Size: 5,970 sq. ft
- Lot size: 9 acres
- Price: $9,950,000
- Listed by: Christa Elizabeth Frosch, Paul Hague, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Mixed in with those classic touches are also some modern finishes, including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom millwork, and more, both on the main and upper floors.
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The winery's chapel-like tasting room is a cool touch, particularly with its bell-tower above and the seating area outside. Wine and religion have historical ties, but no matter your belief system, tastings in this space are sure to feel sacred.
Back outside the home, the aforementioned equestrian facilities include a sizeable barn with enough stalls for 13 horses, plus an additional nine pens outside attached to the riding arena. Further, the trail between the vineyard and equestrian-focused area make for a scenic route, whether on foot or horseback.
Located within BC's most productive agrarian district, just an hour away from Vancouver and with views of Mount Baker, this property provides excellent future business growth potential -- and, of course, a beautiful and peaceful lifestyle for its owners.
WELCOME TO 5290 OLUND ROAD
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