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Phantom Creek Estate Winery received a Gold Medal and a total of 10 Medals at the Decanter Wine Awards.

Oliver, British Columbia, June 20, 2024 – Phantom Creek Estate Winery proudly announces its outstanding achievement at the prestigious Decanter Wine Awards, where it has been honored with a total of 10 medals. Phantom Creek Vineyard Cuvée 2020 has received the esteemed Gold Award with 95 points.

About the Decanter World Wine Awards
The Decanter World Wine Awards is a prestigious competition that sets the standard for excellence in winemaking. Founded by Decanter magazine, a trusted authority in the world of wine, these awards highlight the best wines from across the globe, showcasing diversity, quality, and innovation.

The judging process is rigorous and meticulous, involving over 250 wine experts including Masters of Wine, sommeliers, and experienced critics. Wines are blind-tasted and evaluated based on their region, grape variety, style, and vintage, ensuring a fair assessment that focuses purely on the quality of the wine in the glass. This year, more than 18,000 wines were submitted from 57 countries.

The winning wines
Phantom Creek Vineyard Cuvée 2020 is the sole Okanagan red wine to win a gold medal in the competition. The wine received 95 points. The Jury described the wine as: “Finely meshed dark cassis, black olive and garrigue with a dollop of plush oak which drives the immersive tannins. Plush and generous with a long, graphite finish.”

The other medal winners are:


  • Small Lot Pinot Gris 2020, 93 points
  • Estate Cabernet Franc 2021, 90 points
  • Phantom Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, 90 points


  • Kobau Vineyard Cuvée 2020, 88 points
  • Becker Vineyard Cuvée 2020, 88 points
  • Kobau Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2020, 88 points
  • Petit Cuvée 2020, 88 points
  • Similkameen Small Lot Chardonnay 2022, 88 points
  • Riesling 2022, 86 points

“A testament to our dedication”
Commenting on this remarkable achievement, Mark Beringer, Director of Winemaking at Phantom Creek Estate Winery, expressed gratitude and pride in the winery’s team and their unwavering commitment to quality. “We are honored to have our wines recognized by such a distinguished panel of judges at the Decanter Wine Awards. These accolades are a testament to the dedication and passion of our entire Phantom Creek team. Every step of our process, from the careful attention to our vineyards to the expert craftsmanship in winemaking, has contributed to this remarkable achievement and reaffirms our mission to create wines that capture the essence of our vineyards”.

About Phantom Creek Estates
Phantom Creek Estates is a destination winery on the famed Black Sage Bench of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, specializing in single-vineyard Bordeaux-style blends and Alsatian-style white wines. Phantom Creek continues to elevate the standards of Canadian winemaking, pushing boundaries with innovative techniques while respecting traditional methods.

Under the guidance of consulting winemaker Oliver Humbrecht, Phantom Creek is committed to sustainable viticulture practices. The winery strongly emphasizes environmental stewardship, employing organic and biodynamic methods whenever possible to nurture the health of the land and vines.

Join us for Soirée en Rouge on July 20, 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, at Phantom Creek Estates.