Saxon Winery to Offer Ownership To Small Investors for as Little as $1500
Saxon Estate Winery has announced it is the first winery in Canada to take advantage of the new start-up crowd funding rules, launching a capital raise on SeedUps.ca. The new rules allow ordinary investors who reside in B.C., and accredited investors in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, the opportunity to invest as little as $1500 in growing B.C. companies. The capital will help fund the expansion of the winery facility on the Bottleneck Drive in Summerland, B.C. adding a traditional English-themed Tea Room experience for visitors as well as an expanded wine-making capability geared toward the demand for Saxon’s 100% organic award-winning wines.
Saxon, a family-owned and operated winery, recently announced that celebrated California winemaker Tom DiBello has joined the Saxon team. DiBello, formerly of Burrowing Owl, Cedar Creek, and Stags Leap, brings his international winemaking talent to this innovative boutique winery. Founded in 2012 by Paul and Jayne Graydon, originally from the U.K., Saxon is B.C.’s only English-owned winery and has grown 4X in its first four years. It has over 150 trade clients selling its wines in restaurants and liquor stores throughout B.C. and Alberta and welcomes thousands of visitors to its tasting room each year. Saxon is also the only winery producing single varietal Leon Millot in Western Canada.
“We are ecstatic to have this chance to invite our customers, partners, supporters and friends to be part of building Saxon’s future,” said Paul Graydon, President, Saxon Estate Winery. “It’s not often that regular folks have the opportunity to own a piece of the Okanagan wine-lover’s dream. And you get an additional 25% off all of our wines as an added thank-you!”
As part of the exclusive shareholder wine club, Saxon investors will not only receive discount of 25% on all Saxon Estate wines, VIP pricing on bi-annual Saxon medieval festivals and experiential events but also a custom name plaque on your very own row of Saxon vines. Saxon is also EBC eligible, which allows investors who reside in B.C. to take advantage of the 30% venture tax credit.
For more information on the shareholder opportunity or to schedule an interview please contact:
Leanne Pawluk – Falcon and Wolf, West Coast Office
Paul Graydon, President.