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Along the banks of the majestic Fraser River, nestled within the historic City of New Westminster, lies one of Metro Vancouver’s hidden gems – Pacific Breeze Urban Winery. This city – once the capital of British Columbia, is a unique marriage of historic architecture, industry, and bustling residential growth. Pacific Breeze reflects New Westminster’s character – itself operating as a combination of production and pleasure. Located where the leisurely riverside Quay ends and industrial zone begins between railway and transit train, Pacific Breeze is just a 15 minute walk away from the city’s downtown. The winery operates out of a 6,000 square foot warehouse that is equal parts wine production and tasting lounge.
The main door leads to a tasting bar and retail area, full of Pacific Breeze’s collected awards and variety of wines for sale. Their styles are broad – ranging from their notable bold “Killer Cab” Cabernet Sauvignon to BC VQA Reserve Wines to their unique “Fifty-Fifty” BC and Washington State blend to their easy drinking “Can’t Remember” White Blend. Fun and unpretentious, their immaculate branding accurately appeals to each wine’s intended drinker.
A door in the retail area leads into the warehouse space. The front portion of this space performs as dual purpose as both barrel storage and a seated tasting lounge. Repurposed barrels serve as tables, allowing guests to enjoy Pacific Breeze’s wines amongst the very barrels the wines grew their character in. An open garage door leads out to an outdoor tasting patio. A wild grape vine has made this outdoor space its’ home too – giving guests a little taste of the vineyard experience within the city.
The back portion of the warehouse space is all about wine production. Steel tanks, bottling equipment, a chilled walk-in fridge (named the “Chardonnay Room”), and everything else needed to produce spectacular wine fills up this space. With a Commercial Winery License, Pacific Breeze has tremendous capabilities for wine production of both BC and imported wine.
For someone looking to step into the exciting world of wine production, Pacific Breeze Winery is the opportunity for a running-start in the business. Pacific Breeze currently produces phenomenal wines with purchased grapes from the Okanagan and Washington State. The sale of this business offers the ability to acquire a turnkey well-established winery with a solid reputation, loyal customer base, and proven revenue streams. The listing price includes all equipment, assignment of the current lease, and brand value. Inventory is to be valued at time of sale and added as an addition to the final sale price. The winery has a full-time winemaker/manager who would be willing to stay on and to continue to work for the new owner.