Eugene Kwan and Anthony Cheng
Located on 55 acres, amongst the rolling hills of south Langley, British Columbia and just 45 minutes from Vancouver, Chaberton is one of the largest estate wineries in British Columbia and the oldest in the Fraser Valley. Our wines have won numerous awards in wine competitions held throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
Our history dates back to 1975 with Claude and Inge Violet, our founders, who, having sold their winery and vineyard in France, decided to start afresh in the 'New World'. After visiting California, Ontario and the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Claude and Inge felt that to better service customers, it was important to be located in what is now Metro Vancouver. After extensive research, the Violets found that the terroir in south Langley was similar to that of some of the best wineries in northern France and would be ideal to grow cool weather grape varietals. In the beginning the Violets experimented with numerous grape varietals to see which ones were best suited. In the mid 80's, they began planting in earnest. In 1991, their first year as a Farm Gate winery, they produced 3,000 cases. Today, the winery produces in excess of 50,000 cases of wine a year made not only from grapes grown in our vineyard but also from grapes grown in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.
After owning the winery and vineyard for over 25 years, the Violets decided to retire and sold the estate to Anthony Cheng and Eugene Kwan. Anthony is a business executive, residing in Hong Kong. He has had business interests in Vancouver for 25 years. A connoisseur of fine wines, Anthony is instrumental in overseeing the blending and finishing of our wines. Eugene is a business executive and retired lawyer, born in Shanghai, grew up in Vancouver, graduating from UBC. Eugene is actively involved in the wine industry and is a member of the Wine Industry Advisory Committee.
We cordially invite you to come and "Experience BC in Everything We Do."