Three leading BC wineries partner for Spot Prawn Fest 


ENCORE Vineyards Shows Support for Local, Sustainable Initiative

ENCORE Vineyards is pleased to announce its role as the exclusive BC winery partner for The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia‘s 10th Anniversary Spot Prawn Gala (Thursday, May 13) and Spot Prawn Boil (Sunday, May 15).

BC Spot Prawns and Okanagan wine: a perfect pairing. Photo credit: Rick Chung
BC Spot Prawns and Okanagan wine: a perfect pairing. Photo credit: Rick Chung

“There is no better pairing for fresh, local seafood than wines made in right here in British Columbia,” says Christa-Lee McWatters Bond, Director of Sales & Marketing for ENCORE Vineyards. “We’re pleased to be supporting an organization that shines a spotlight on this delicious and sustainable product.”

Wines from each of ENCORE’s three brands will be represented at the multi-course Spot Prawn Gala at the Vancouver Club on May 13, including TIME Winery (2013 Sundial White, 2014 White Meritage, 2013 Chardonnay), Evolve Cellars (2015 Pinot Gris, 2013 Gewürztraminer), and McWatters Collection (2013 Chardonnay).

“I’m really excited for both events,” continues McWatters Bond, who has worked in the wine and food industry for her entire professional career. “We pair wines from the South Okanagan every day with our globally-inspired, locally-sourced plates at Local Lounge * Grille, our waterfront restaurant and bar in Summerland. It’s a treat for us to share this wine and food experience at these two Vancouver events.”

Tickets are selling fast for the Gala – get yours today.

About ENCORE Vinyeards:

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 an unparalleled opportunity for investors to participate in the growth of its existing enterprise, substantial brand expansion, and premium acquisition opportunities. By consolidating certain operating, management, and marketing & sales strategies of multiple wineries, ENCORE will improve financial returns in what has the potential to be a high-margin industry. Learn more at

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 2016, 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 48-year veteran of the British Columbia wine industry. Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond is the ENCORE Director of Sales & Marketing, offering lifelong wine industry insight. Lawrence Buhler is ENCORE’s Director of Winemaking, who has experienced more than 15 vintages in Ontario, British Columbia, Chile, Argentina, and Australia. He will oversee the company’s growing portfolio of premium British Columbia wines.

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