ENCORE Vineyards Ltd., a progressive Okanagan-based company, is home to a number of wine brands, providing a host of wines and hospitality service. The ENCORE team has developed its existing enterprise, substantial brand expansion, and premium brand acquisition opportunities, by consolidating certain operating, management, and marketing and sales strategies of multiple wineries.
ENCORE has amassed an impressive team, poised to help define the next generation of Okanagan winemaking via its production of premium wines in the Okanagan Valley. The company is known for its labels including TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and McWatters Collection. In 2017, ENCORE Vineyards expands, with new projects that further celebrate the spirit of the South Okanagan.
The ENCORE team is led by president and CEO Harry McWatters, a 50-year veteran of the British Columbia wine industry. Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond is the ENCORE marketing director, offering lifelong wine industry insight. Lawrence Buhler is ENCORE’s director of winemaking, who has experienced more than 16 vintages in Ontario, British Columbia, Chile, Argentina, and Australia. He oversees the company’s growing portfolio of premium British Columbia wines.
Our Wine Brands
McWatters Collection launched in 2011 with a Meritage and Chardonnay, crafted from grapes grown in the south Okanagan Valley. These two flagship wines represent the entirety of the portfolio and are created as a legacy to the McWatters name, with the ultra low production of these premium wines determined by the low yields in the vineyard.
TIME Winery launched in June 2013 with a select line of wines crafted from the vinifera in the south Okanagan Valley. The TIME portfolio includes both a red and a white Meritage blend, plus a number of distinct single variety wines as our vineyard's planned moderate yields permit.
Evolve Cellars opened May 2015 and celebrates the evolution of our British Columbia wine industry with a series of fresh, approachable wines. Fruit-forward and bright, these wines are crafted from our estate vineyard and grapes grown by our grower partners in the South Okanagan. Through Evolve we raise a glass to our collective journey, and what the next step may bring.