TIME Family of Wines was founded by Canadian wine pioneer Harry McWatters. The commitment to quality and innovation continues under the stewardship of Ron & Shelley Mayert and the GM Christa-Lee McWatters. Nestled in the heart of Penticton, with vineyards from Osoyoos up to Kelowna, winemaker Lynzee Schatz is able to express the diverse terroir of the entire Okanagan Valley through the Chronos, Evolve, McWatters Collection and TIME brands.
Harry McWatters founded the first estate winery in British Columbia in 1978 and had over 50 vintages under his belt before his passing in 2019. He established TIME Family of Wines in 2013. Harry was also the the founding Chair of Wine Growers BC, the BC Hospitality Foundation and was the one that brough the term Meritage to Canada. Harry McWatters believed that wine was about Time: an occasion with friends and family.
"Our family’s vision is to always strive to be dreamers that create amazing, cutting-edge wines to be enjoyed with family and friends, one glass at a time. It is our guarantee to you, that our wines will be handcrafted in small batches in a way that truly expresses our unique Okanagan terroir."
– CHRISTA-LEE MCWATTERS, GENERAL MANAGER, TIME FAMILY OF WINES