Category Archives: Press and Media

Phantom Creek: A Winery Aims To Become Powerhouse In Canada’s Okanagan Valley

We are delighted that FORBES recognizes the sense of luxury and commitment that Phantom Creek Estates has brought to Canada’s Okanagan Valley. Read More.

Shaping Wine’s Next Frontier

In an article titled ‘Shaping Wine’s Next Frontier’, writer Ken Rivadeneira highlights Phantom Creek Estates as one of the Okanagan Vintners who are raising the bar for Canadian wines. 

We are thrilled to be featured in Getaways – An AirSprint Private Aviation Publication. Read the full article here

Phantom Creek Estates Announces Open Winemaker Position

OLIVER, British Columbia (March 4, 2021) – Phantom Creek Estates, a premier wine destination in the Okanagan Valley, announces winemaker Francis Hutt is returning to his native New Zealand for personal reasons.  During his two years of impactful contributions, Hutt executed the 2019 vintage at the new winery facility and obtained organic certification for the winery and its vineyards in 2020. 

“As a family-owned business, we respect the importance of being close to family members, especially given the current times,” said Santiago Cilley, CEO of Phantom Creek Estates.  “We appreciate Francis’ many contributions and he will be missed by all of us here.  Due to his departure, we will begin the immediate search for his replacement.”

This is a rare and unique opportunity to join an international winemaking team and work in the stunning South Okanagan in British Columbia.  Qualified candidates are encouraged to visit the winery’s website for more details.

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, Philippe Melka and Francis Hutt. 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.

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.