our team 


Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond

Director of Marketing



Christa-Lee has been part of the BC wine industry since birth. Growing up as the daughter of BC wine ambassador Harry McWatters instilled in her a true appreciation for and love of wine - which included her making wine when she was 9 years old (not for public consumption, of course). She has worked with wineries large and small, from the tasting room to the boardroom. In 2015, Christa-Lee launched Evolve Cellars with the ENCORE Vineyards Ltd family.


Known for her love of bubbles and ready smile, Christa-Lee can often be found sipping a glass of something effervescent. She lives in Summerland with her restaurateur husband Cam.



Lawrence Buhler



Lawrence is responsible for ensuring the bright flavours of our south Okanagan vineyards shine through in every bottle. Originally from Kingston Ontario, he has been making wine for more than 16 years. After studying Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture at Brock University, Lawrence put his learning to the test in Ontario, British Columbia, Chile, Argentina, and Australia. He has worked at larger operations and small, family-run wineries.


With his love of cooking, Lawrence is always ready for the "what food goes with this wine?" question. Now that's our kind of winemaker. He lives in Penticton with his photographer/painter wife Courtney and their son Clark.


Every choice you make has intention - to accomplish, create, and grow.


Join us at Evolve Cellars and be surrounded by vineyards with a spectacular view across Okanagan Lake. Bring a picnic or enjoy lunch at the onsite restaurant, relaxing on one of our sun-drenched patios, glass in hand.


Our bright, airy tasting room is hosted by friendly and knowledgeable staff and features carefully selected gifts. Outside, the breathtaking grounds offer a perfect setting for your wedding or event - including reunions, yoga or corporate retreats.


Raise a glass to yourself, today.


                 For each step you take and all you try to achieve, we #raiseaglassto you.