Two of the Wine World’s Most Inspiring People are from BC!

Sisters Christa-Lee & Darrien McWatters NamedAmong Wine Industry Network’s 10 Most Inspiring People 202

TIME Family of Wines is excited to start the new year with some major recognition! Team members and sisters Christa-Lee and Darrien McWatters have been chosen among Wine Industry Network’s (WIN) Most Inspiring People of 2021. Read the article online here.  

Darrien McWatters
Photo credit: Chris Stenburg
Christa-Lee McWatters
Photo credit: Chris Stenburg

WIN annually selects 10 industry individuals that exemplify leadership, innovation, and inspiration to win this award. In 2021, WIN received more than 100 submissions, with the editorial team narrowing it down to the 10 finalists that sincerely impacted North American wine culture. For the first time ever, sisters cracked the top 10! 

Photo credit: TIME Family of Wines

Christa-Lee and Darrien McWatters, general manager and operations manager respectively at TIME Family of Wines, are well known in British Columbia, and now the wine world will know their names. This award validates what many people in the BC wine industry have already noticed, and proves that the McWatters sisters are celebrating the work first started by their father, the late Harry McWatters. 


Kathleen Wilcox of Wine Industry Network notes “Christa-Lee and Darrien McWatters manage to honour their family’s incredible history and legacy in Canadian wine, while fearlessly pushing their brands into the future.” 

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