New Name, New Team Members, and a New Direction at Five Vines Cellars

It’s a new TIME for Penticton’s most beloved downtown winery

After a year of changes, the team at TIME Winery & Kitchen is hitting a new groove. Since the purchase of the winery in July 2020 by Ron and Shelley Mayert, new parent company Five Vines Cellars has injected new energy into the TIME WineryEvolve Cellars and the McWatters Collection labels.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
The Mayerts are committed to keeping TIME Winery family owned and operated, with a focus on handcrafted, small batch wines. By welcoming returning faces and adding some new ones, the Five Vines Cellars ownership has combined experience, tenacity, and a dose of enthusiasm to the winery team.

Siblings Christa-Lee and Darrien McWatters stay on as general manager and operations manager respectively, holding up the family legacy of winery founder, the late Harry McWatters.

The 2020 grape harvest is underway under the guidance of winemaker Lynzee Schatz. Since joining the team in summer 2019, she is now leading the cellar, aided by Will Ingle, Brent Peachey, Darrien McWatters, and Maja Syska.

Chef A.K. Campbell is the creative force behind the menus in the kitchen and catering. He has revised the menu to be burger forward and the public is here for it.

Most recently, the wine trade applauded as Kimberly Hundertmark joined the team as hospitality manager, to oversee guest services, special events, and the wine club, supported by the tasting room and kitchen teams, and Chelsea Dumayne for social media and events.

With new ownership and new additions to the team, Five Vines Cellars is equipped with lessons from the past, keen spirits, and the drive to take the winery and its labels to the next level.

TIME to Visit the Winery Built within a historic and revitalized movie theatre in downtown Penticton, TIME Winery & Kitchen in Penticton, BC continues to welcome guests all throughout the fall and winter months to taste TIME Wines, Evolve Cellars, and the McWatters Collection. Under the TIME Winery & Kitchen banner, an elegant tasting bar and restaurant safely welcomes guests to taste and discover beautifully crafted wines for any occasion, as well as some of the best gourmet burgers in the Okanagan.

With a tasting room and kitchen open year-round, visitors can pop in for a wine tasting or bite to eat, even this coming winter after hitting the slopes. The winery also offers unique experiences, like learning how to sabre a bottle of sparkling wine, or sampling wine from the barrel. For all special experiences, visit timewinery.com to book.

The wine shop and tasting room are open daily, from 12 to 6 PM. The kitchen is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 9 PM. With social distancing procedures still in place, reservations are recommended for all winery tastings and dine-in services. These can be made online at timewinery.com or by calling 236-422-2556.

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