Harry McWaters, Judge
Mr. Harry McWatters is president of Encore Vineyards Ltd., Vintage Consulting Group Inc. and Harry McWatters Inc. In 1980, Mr. McWatters has been Chairman of the Board for Viridium Pacific Group Ltd. since June 4, 2018. He founded Sumac Ridge Estate Wine Group, in 1995 he founded See Ya Later Ranch Estate Winery (both acquired by Vincor Canada), he acted as president to both companies and was Vice President of Vincor until 2008. Since 2008, Mr. McWatters has launched TIME Estate Winery and the McWatters Collection. Mr. McWatters was instrumental in founding the VQA Canada and served as its first chairman, and was also the founding chair of the BC Wine Institute and many other foundations and societies in the wine industry. Mr. McWatters received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the Okanagan University college and in 2003 received the prestigious Order of British Columbia for his services in the BC wine industry. He has been the recipient of both the Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals from his Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
BC wine industry.