We're taking a moment heading into the long weekend to #raiseaglassto one of our amazing clients and their winemaker Lawrence Buhler. The results of the NorthWest Wine Summit are in and it's safe to say that ENCORE Vineyards, parent company of Evolve Cellars, McWatters Collection and TIME Winery, and their winemaker deserve a round of applause for their recent landslide of awards.
The Superlative Awards
"Best" Category - Evolve Cellars Riesling 2015
Jerry Mead Awards:
Best Value Wines: Evolve Cellars Rosé 2015, Evolve Cellars Riesling 2015
- Riesling 2015
- Rosé (Merlot & Pinot Blanc) 2015
- "HMC" Chardonnay 2013
- Meritage (39% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc) 2013
- Gewürztraminer 2015
- “Meritage” 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (three clones) 20% Merlot (two clones), & 12% Cabernet Franc (one clone) 2012
- Cabernet Franc 2014
- Chardonnay 2013
- Meritage (white blend: 68% Sauvignon Blanc, 32% Sémillon) 2014
- Cabernet Merlot 2014
- Pinot Blanc 2014
- Pinot Gris 2015
- Sauvignon Blanc 2014
ENCORE Vineyards Ltd., is a progressive Okanagan-based company, and home to TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and McWatters Collection.
The ENCORE team is led by president and CEO Harry McWatters, a 49-year veteran of the British Columbia wine industry. Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond is the ENCORE director of sales and marketing, 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 will oversee the company’s growing portfolio of premium British Columbia wines.
Congratulations winemaker Lawrence; the Town Hall Brands team awaits your encore!