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Okanagan wine legend Harry McWatters has died

The founder of Sumac Estate Winery and Okanagan wine industry icon, Harry McWatters, has died.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Leeann Froese
July 23, 2019 - 4:59 PM

KELOWNA - The founder of Sumac Estate Winery and Okanagan wine industry icon, Harry McWatters, has died.

“Heartbreaking news to share that beloved friend and client Harry McWatters has suddenly passed away,” his long-time publicist Leeanne Froese posted to Facebook.

"He passed peacefully in his sleep on July 23, 2019, and this is a shock to all," she said.

McWatters founded Sumac Estate Winery in 1980, was the director of the B.C. Wine Institute from its beginning in 1990 and founded See YA Later Ranch, according to Wines of Canada. He created the Vintage Consulting Group Inc. and the Okanagan Wine Academy and was co-owner of Time Estate Winery.

Froese said she will post further details on Facebook as they become available and, in the meantime, encouraged people to “help the family now by supporting their wines from TIME, Evolve and McWatters.”


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