None of what is happening at Phantom Creek Estates would be possible without the incredible team behind it. With our Meet the Team Series, we will be introducing the individuals who are working hard to make all of this possible.

Where were you born and raised, Calli?

Milden, Saskatchewan (population <200)

What drew you to the Okanagan?

Initially it was UBC, but the valley caught my heart.

How did you first hear about Phantom Creek?

I had been following the sale of the property from Harry McWatters and was interested when I learned that this new winery was hiring.

What is your position at Phantom Creek?

The hardest one to say: oenologist

What have you learned about yourself since being promoted to oenologist?

That I want to be in the cellar more than I am.

I hear you’re very loyal to John Deere, why is that?

My dad indoctrinated me at a young age.

Are the rumors about Saskatchewan true? Can you really watch your dog run away for a week?

Its about 3 days actually.

Which are your other favorite wines or wineries locally or around the world?

Favourite local wine: Blue Mountain’s Sparkling Rose Favourite international wine (currently): Tyrrell’s 2010 Semillon from the Hunter Valley

What would people surprised to know about you?

Even though I was raised in the Prairies, I have been skiing in the mountains since I was 3 and I have been rock climbing for the last couple years.

Rolling Stones or Beatles?

The Who

How do you define success?

When I find joy both at work and out in the Real World.

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