Christa-Lee McWatters

Time Family of Wines

Daughter of B.C. wine legend Harry McWatters, Christa-Lee McWatters is an active voice within the Canadian wine industry. She is the former chair of the BC Wine Institute and a director of the Canadian Vintners Association. Currently, McWatters sits on the board of directors for Wine Growers Canada, Wine Growers British Columbia and Les Dames d’Escoffier.

TRAVEL DESTINATION: “Portugal, Italy.” TOUGHEST CHALLENGE: “Negotiating the sale of our family winery business at the beginning of COVID.” GREATEST SUCCESS: “Successfully launching or rebranding eight BC VQA wineries.” LOOKING AHEAD: “Looking to more than double the size of our business.”