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Chapter 8: Expression

When you arrive at the Estate, you are greeted with marvelous and one-of-a-kind art installations that reflect the philosophies and the passion of Phantom Creek Estates.

Set at the Eastern edge of the Estate, and carved in golden Siena marble from Italy, Helios represents the Greek God of Sun— the quintessential element in the ripening of fruit and grapes for harvest. Helios was created by British sculptor Emily Young, whose work has been collected and exhibited around the world, including such prestigious museums as the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Travelling West, you will discover a narrow strip of stone set into the pathway that runs the entire length of the Estate grounds.   The texture and pattern in the stone changes at different points along the path, from rough stone at the East to a fine mosaic stone at the West.  This ‘phantom creek’ is a reflection of the geology of the Valley itself, from the Monashee mountains, through rough gravel creeks, to the Okanagan River on the valley floor

Pro Terra et Natura, (For Earth and Nature), is an expressive figure group that represents the gentle spirits of Mother Earth and nature.  This soaring piece, created by contemporary Chinese sculptor Wu Ching Ru, greets every visitor at the entrance to our winery.

Wu merges Eastern and Western culture to create powerful yet delicate works that capture serenity, hope and harmony, drawing on the artist’s lifetime love of nature and conveying purity, innocence and vulnerability.  Wu has held over 40 exhibitions in Europe and Asia and continues to enjoy an impressive global presence in temporary and permanent collections. 

Venturing inside the Hospitality wing, you will discover ‘Bocci 84’, designed by Omer Arbel, suspended from individual steel cables, the handcrafted glass globes illuminate an expansive four-story staircase bringing light and balance throughout the space.

Our most exclusive experience culminates with a wine tasting in the elegant and peaceful Founder’s Cellar.  Prepare to have your breath taken away as the cellar doors open to reveal the ‘Imperial Topaz’.  This iconic chandelier was commissioned from famed sculptor Dale Chihuly. Considered by many to be the world’s most celebrated living glass sculptor, this delicate masterpiece is a testament to his artistry and passion. Assembled onsite by a member of the Chihuly Studio, Imperial Topaz is comprised of hundreds of hand-blown glass filaments and stands as the centerpiece of our Founder’s Cellar.

Immerse yourself in art and design. Welcome to Phantom Creek Estates!

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