VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A B.S. in landscape architecture and a career in real estate sales led a B.L.O. real estate company to land $1 million in vineyards that were under the care of the company’s president when it sold them to a buyer in February, according to the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
Videos posted to YouTube show the company buying and renovating about half of the vineyards.
The sale is valued at more than $2 million.
The company, which is part of the B.R.W. Vineyard Association, was started in 2015 by a BCLN staff member, John Wolffer, who had previously worked at a vineyard in Vancouver.
Wolffer, a veteran real estate agent who had worked for several vineyards, said he felt it was important to share his knowledge of vineyards with other vineyard owners.
“We’ve got to have an awareness of our properties,” he said.
“We’ve been told we’re going to lose money on them.
I think it’s important that other vineyards get the same opportunity to be successful.”
Wolff said the vineyard program is a model for other vine-growers.
The program has been working for the last 10 years, Wolff said.
The vineyard community, including vineyards from the BCLNT and BCWNT, has been involved.
“I think we’re at a point now where the market is ready to support more vineyards,” he told CBC News.WOLFFER: There’s no doubt that this program has changed the wine industry in a big way.
It has transformed the landscape, it has transformed our industry, it’s transformed our businesses, and it’s also changed our lives.
There’s an opportunity now to get the value of the assets back.
It’s an incredible opportunity.
It’s a really great way to go out into the market and find a buyer, to find a market that will provide that value.
“It’s an amazing opportunity.
There are no guarantees.
It can go either way.
I really believe this is the way to do it.
It would be the right thing to do for our industry.
It will also provide us with a lot of stability.”
The vineyards are located in the Bancroft Estate in Victoria, where Wolff owns a vineyards consultancy.
He said the sale price of the property was $1,638,500.
After the sale, Wolffer said the association has hired an independent buyer to purchase the property and is currently working to determine what the buyer will do with it.
WOLFF: We were looking for a way to take ownership of the properties.
The Bancrotts are a great family and the vine was going to be one of their holdings.
The purchase price was $2.5 million.
I was really interested in seeing how we could get the land.
We had to go through a process of trying to find someone who would be willing to sell the property.
We had to find somebody who would actually be willing and able to buy the vine and actually renovate it, he said, adding that the vine will be able to grow grapes.
When it comes to the vine, he added that the owner had already built a strong relationship with the vine.
In the end, Wolfeff said he was pleased with the sale and the acquisition of the land, which he said will allow the association to continue to work on the vine farm.WALFORD: There was an element of risk involved in the transaction.
But I think we made the right decision, and I think this is a very valuable asset to us.
We were able to do that.