We received news about a new winery in South Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. With almost a half century in helping establish the Canadian wine industry, Harry McWatters is launching another new venture.
With the start of his 46th vintage, Harry McWatters is honoured to launch TIME Estate Winery. The place - Sundial Vineyard, the time - first planted with grapes in 1964. In the almost 50 years since those grapevines were originally planted, this premium land: has been the site of the famed Becker Viticulture Project, experienced the NAFTA Grapevine Pullout Program, and the locale of one of the first and largest plantings of Bordeaux varietals in Canada. Now almost a half-century later, this property is one of the most highly acclaimed vineyards in the country that will see a future with a marquee winery producing handcrafted wine reflecting the unique terroir of the Black Sage Bench.
In 2011, TIME Estate Winery obtained its winery licence, using the existing building on the vineyard, and produced its first vintage of Meritage and Chardonnay. Architect Nick Bevanda of CEI Architecture was then selected to design the future winery. The working model of the winery includes production capacity in excess of 30,000 cases, an extensive hospitality centre (including a commercial kitchen), four luxury guest suites and a lap pool, all with stunning Valley and Lake Osoyoos views. When completed, the winery will focus on almost entirely Bordeaux style premium wines created from the estate vines.
The TIME Estate Winery releases include a red Meritage for $29.99, a white Meritage for $25 and Chardonnay for $27.99.