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The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates Opens on June 12

Premier Destination Winery Marks One-Year Anniversary with Debut of its Highly Anticipated Restaurant and Joins South Okanagan’s Esteemed Culinary Scene

Phantom Creek Estates, the Okanagan Valley’s most exciting new wine destination, is pleased to announce the opening of The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates helmed by Canadian-born Chef Sarah Fiore, whose refined talent hails from Michelin-starred Estela in New York City.  Offering expansive views of the stunning Okanagan Valley wine country, this sophisticated restaurant and lounge will be located on the south side of the winery.  The menu is designed to provide guests with a curated, multi-course lunch infused with local and seasonal ingredients accompanied by a thoughtfully curated selection of wines from the Estate alongside other Canadian and International choices.

“The food at Phantom Creek Estates is in perfect harmony with everything that we do at the winery,” said Anahita Pouget, one of the Directors at the Estate.  “Accessing the best and freshest seasonal ingredients, is always a great start, but the ability to transform them into dishes that leave you wondering just how it was all brought together, is the true beauty of an unforgettable meal and a reflection of the talent of a brilliant chef.”  

Chef Fiore’s elevated, table d’hôte-inspired two-and three-course pairing menus are carefully curated to pair with Phantom Creek Estates wines.  Her passion for cooking stems from her childhood when she would watch her grandmother cook.

“I remember she had this big wooden table in her basement where she would make all her fresh pasta and bread,” said Chef Fiore, reminiscing about her youth when her grandmother would babysit her and her sister.  “She had a little stool for me to stand on.  I’d watch and help her roll out pasta. That’s what started my love for cooking. Today, I love creating an experience for guests, putting my passion onto a plate and having people enjoy it.”

The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates’ menus offer exceptional dishes, including beef tartare with 63 Acres Beef, saskatoon berry, quail yolk and crispy beef tendon chips; burrata with charred and pickled Mutsu apples, wildflower honey, toasted marcona almonds and bee pollen; risotto with spring legumes, foraged mushrooms, Parmigiano-Reggiano and fresh herbs;, poached sablefish with asparagus, radish and kombu beurre blanc, and aged duck with red cabbage, pickled cherries and mustard greens.  Guests can treat themselves to dessert to end their meal with basque cheesecake with brandied warm cherries or sorbet with strawberry, sesame and tahini tuille.

The restaurant’s two-course menu option includes a choice of a starter and a main, or a main and a dessert, and is priced at $55 per person.  The three-course menu option includes a starter, main and dessert, and is priced at $70 per person.  Guests may elevate their meal with an expertly paired wine menu available for an additional $20 for the two-course menu, or an additional $30 for the three-course menu.  Chef Sarah Fiore will also apply her expertise to accommodate severe allergies and vegetarian preferences for an equally memorable experience.  

The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates will be open Thursday through Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (PST) for lunch service only.  Phantom Creek Estate is located at 4315 Black Sage Road in Oliver, British Columbia and can be reached by calling (250) 498-8367, emailing info@phantomcreekestates.com, or visiting www.phantomcreekestates.com.

About Phantom Creek Estates

Phantom Creek Estates is a destination winery located on the famed Black Sage Bench of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, specializing in single vineyard Bordeaux reds, Alsatian whites and the Okanagan’s benchmark varieties of Viognier and Syrah from storied vineyard sites. By farming its vineyards with care and precision, Phantom Creek produces wines that celebrate and speak to where they are grown, crafted by an influential international winemaking team – Olivier Humbrecht MW and Philippe Melka. The winery’s estate vineyards are certified organic and in the process of biodynamic certification. Phantom Creek Estates is located at 4315 Black Sage Road in Oliver, British Columbia. 

Media contacts:  Morgan Moore at Glodow Nead Communications, 415.394.6500 or PhantomCreekPR@glodownead.com

Phantom Creek Estates Featured in Bespoke

Very thrilled Phantom Creek Estates to be deemed the region’s most majestic and ambitious vision by Bespoke, London’s luxury lifestyle publication.

Read the full article here.

In the South Okanagan, a Standing Ovation for Seated Tastings

“Impressive wine is only part of the attraction at Phantom Creek Estates” Vacay states in their latest review of South Okanagan wineries.

Read the entire article here.

Wine Review with Daenna Van Mulligen

For the past several years, there has been a lot of curiosity about what’s going on on Oliver’s Black Sage Bench.

Nearly 30 years ago, the area unexpectedly became synonymous with Bordeaux varieties and has since given birth to some of the most iconic wines in the Okanagan Valley.

When businessman Richter Bai began purchasing highly regarded vineyards in the area in 2016, people grew even more inquisitive. 
From images I’ve seen, the finished project looks stunning.
When life starts to return to some form of normal, whatever that is, and I’m travelling again, I hope to get a look for myself.

Until then, the wines have convinced me this is more than just a vanity project, that Bai, and his team on the ground in the Okanagan, have built (are building) something epic.

Read the full article from Daenna Van Mulligen’s

Wine Chat with Valerie van der Gracht from My Van City

“Phantom Creek Vineyard has been consistently recognized for producing some of the best red wines in Canada.” Thank you Valerie for this recognition.

Read the full article here.

Phantom Creek featured in Montecristo Magazine

“There are many great views in the Okanagan, but standing on the terrace of Phantom Creek Estates looking out over a sweeping vista of the Black Sage Bench it seems impossible to imagine one better”..thank you Fiona Morrow and Montecristo we completely agree…

Read the full Montecristo Article.

Phantom Creek Estates Featured in Forbes

Such an honour for Phantom Creek Estates and British Columbia to be recognized by Forbes.

“Anyone who ever questions the potential of British Columbia to produce wines as complex as any in the world should start popping the corks on both the whites and the reds from Phantom Creek: They’ll be convinced by the second sip.” BrianFreedman Forbes.com

Read the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2020/09/29/wines-of-the-week-canadian-riesling-patagonian-pinot-noir-and-a-limited-release-whiskey/#2c67b92335d8

Phantom Creek Estates Achieves Full Allocation of Its Most Iconic Wines

“It’s an auspicious beginning for a new winery” said Santiago Cilley, CEO of Phantom Creek Estates. “This milestone highlights the significant interest among collectors for age-worthy wines from this storied site,” Read the full article here.

Phantom Creek Estates Partners with Stile Brands to Launch Highly Anticipated Portfolio Across British Columbia

Phantom Creek Estates, the Okanagan Valley’s newest destination winery situated on the Black Sage Bench, is excited to announce its partnership with Stile Brands “an importer and marketer of premium wines“ to launch its highly acclaimed portfolio of wines throughout British Columbia.  Phantom Creek Estates has enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive reception since its June 2020 debut and has achieved full allocation of its iconic Phantom Creek Vineyard wines.

“We are excited about partnering with Stile Brands to represent our wines in the region and extend our distribution beyond our early supporters, Hawksworth, Nightingale, Mott 32, and Hy’s Steakhouse”, said Santiago Cilley, CEO of Phantom Creek Estates.

As an immediate result of this partnership, a selection of Phantom Creek Estates wines “including the Becker Vineyard Cuvee, Estate Red Blend, Pinot Gris, Viognier, and Riesling“ will be available to restaurants and select fine wine retailers.  Phantom Creek Estates’ Alsace-influenced 2017 Pinot Gris was awarded the highest score for B.C. white wines by internationally acclaimed wine critic Jancis Robinson, while the winery’s remaining portfolio of wines all received scores above 90 points by Anthony Gismondi, one of  Canada’s most influential wine critics.

“Stile Brands is extremely fortunate to work with Phantom Creek Estates”, said Carmen D’Onofrio Jr., managing partner at Stile Brands. “We represent some of the most iconic vineyards from around the world, and Phantom Creek Estates is a great addition to our portfolio of family-owned wineries”.

Phantom Creek Estates is located at 4315 Black Sage Road in Oliver, British Columbia.  All experiences are available for online booking through www.phantomcreekestates.com/visit, or by calling (250) 498-8367.

About Phantom Creek Estates

Phantom Creek Estates is a new destination winery located on the famed Black Sage Bench of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, specializing in single vineyard Bordeaux reds, Alsatian whites and the Okanagan’s benchmark varieties of Viognier and Syrah from storied vineyard sites.  By farming its vineyards with care and precision, Phantom Creek produces wines that celebrate and speak to where they are grown, crafted by an influential international winemaking team Olivier Humbrecht MW, Philippe Melka and Francis Hutt. The winery’s estate vineyards are farmed using organic and biodynamic practices.

About Stile Brands

Stile Brands is an importer and marketer of premium wines, spirits, and beers, representing over 100 suppliers from 19 countries. Established in 1991, Stile Brands has grown into one of western Canada’s top wine agencies, with a solid reputation among its clientele. To this day, Stile is proud to offer one of the very finest portfolios of Italian wine in Canada.

Nuvo Magazine

Phantom Creek Estates designed to be a destination winery from the South Okanagan.  Check out this article to discover what our newly opened winery has to offer. 

Vancouver Sun

In February 2020 we had the opportunity to participate for the first time at the prestigious Vancouver International Wine Festival. Read the full article here.

Paste Magazine

Amy Glynn’s article about the Okanagan Valley and Phantom Creek Estates brings an interesting insight to the Canadian wine industry and specifically, to our wines and estate. Read the article here.

Montecristo Magazine

An introduction to our history. Read the full article to learn about the inception of Phantom Creek Estates, the behind the scenes, and what you can expect to discover when you visit us.

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