FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, director James Cameron speaks at a news conference announcing a new show by Cirque du Soleil based on his movie "Avatar" in Montreal. Cameron, who plans four film sequels, served as a consultant on “Toruk The First Flight,” a stadium show that opened in Montreal in November and has since toured North America. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Filmmaker James Cameron’s Comox Valley winery up for sale

The director behind The Terminator and Titanic puts Beaufort Winery on the market after six years

A Hollywood director is putting his Comox Valley winery up for sale.

James Cameron, director, producer, writer and editor, whose successes include multi-award-winning movies Avatar and Titanic, purchased Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery north of Courtenay in February 2014 for $2.7 million.

The 84-acre property, which includes buildings, a tasting room, wine bar and equipment, is now on the market for $5.6 million.

Cameron, who was born in Kapuskasing, Ont., spent time travelling around the province and the Island prior to purchasing the vineyard.

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At the time of Cameron’s purchase, Beaufort’s general manager Mark Timmermans told The Record he wanted to carry on with the work that the winery’s founders Susan and Jeff Vandermolen started.

“(He wants to) really carry on working with the community and producing great wine in the Comox Valley.”

In September 2019, Beaufort became the first organically-certified vineyard on Vancouver Island.

The Record has reached out to the vineyard for comment.



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