Candace and Valeri founded a Napa Valley winery in 2006 after Valeri suffered a devastating back injury that ended his hockey career. Valeri channeled his passion to wine and established the Bure Family Wines. The Bure winery produces limited batches of fine wine under the guidance of winemaker Luc Morlet — a sought-after name among premium Napa Valley establishments.
Valeri and Candace went one step further and purchased an estate in 2011 to grow their own grapes.
Just Like Her Mother
Candace's daughter Natasha is following in her mother's footsteps and has become an actress. She has starred alongside her mother in the movie "Switched for Christmas," which was produced by Hallmark.
Natasha is best known for her role as Cassidy in the movie "Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland." In 2021 she starred alongside Heather Locklear in "Lifetime's Don't Sweat the Small Stuff," and she is planning to make it big in Hollywood.
Life as a Full-Time Mom and What Came After
Candace turned down multiple jobs after becoming a mother to raise her kids — something she did happily. From her early 20s until she turned 30, the actor focused on striking a balance and staying home.
When she returned to Hollywood, one of her first jobs was with Bill Abbott, the then-CEO and president of Hallmark Media. She had no idea she would soon become the network's face (along with Lori Loughlin, her "Full House" co-star).
Back in Action
Before her comeback in Hallmark's "Moonlight and Mistletoe" (2008), Candace made several tv appearances. She was featured in "I Love the 80s" and "I Love the 80s Strikes Back." During this period, she also co-hosted E! Network's "50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up" and made guest appearances in "That's So Raven" and "The Wager."
She returned to mainstream acting in 2009 with the tv series "Make It or Break It." The show aired until 2012.
Why Hockey Was Off-Limits to Her Son
Candace shared that she and Valeri attempted to discourage their children from taking up hockey. Valeri knew first-hand the physical and emotional toll of the sport, having played in the NHL for a decade. The doting dad tried to get his kids interested in tennis, but their son Maks had his heart set on playing since he was four.
The parents finally relented, and Maks began playing hockey when he was seven. Valeri agreed to coach.