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First Estate Cellars

First Estate Cellars One of BC's original wineries launched in 1972. The winery first opened as Chateau Jonn de Trepanier. The Chateau was believed to be the first winery to use 100% BC Grapes. In 1979 the winery was sold to winemaker Bob Claremont and renamed Claremont Estates Winery. Problems plagued the winery and it fell into receivership in 1986, only to resurface as Chateau Ste. Claire The winery went through a number of turmoil years and the vineyards were neglected until 1998 when Gary Strachan and Nancy Johnston purchased the property. Unfortunately their hard work did not pay off and the winery once again went into receivership. In 2001 The Silvestri family bought the 17 acre winery debating with Old Vine Foch. Frank Silvestri is the principal owner while Alferino Silvestri manages the vineyard. The winery hopes to open a new wine shop by the Fall 2004.


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5031 Cousins Road, Peachland, BC, CA, V0H 1Z0 Email:
Phone: 877-377-8788 Web:
Fax: 250-767-9528
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