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Friday Summer Music Series

Join us on Fridays from 3-6 pm for fine wine & live music by Badgentina. Reservations required.

Friday Summer Music Series

Join us on Fridays from 3-6 pm for fine wine & live music by Rhindress Duo. Reservations required.

Friday Summer Music Series

Join us on Fridays from 3-6 pm for fine wine & live music by Double Stop Creek Duo. Reservations required.

Soirée en Rouge – 25th Anniversary Event

Join us for our first annual signature event of the season, Soirée en rouge! This is the event of the year you do not want to miss!

Our hospitality and culinary teams have created the quintessential evening of food and wine in celebration of Phantom Creek Vineyard’s 25th Anniversary. We will be opening our most sought-after bottles from the Phantom Creek Vineyard, along with many other portfolio favourites. Numerous pairing stations featuring a pig roast, BBQ station, seafood station, and other culinary delights will be discovered throughout the property. Enjoy an unforgettable night of live entertainment, delicious food, and outstanding wines.

Limited tickets are available.
$100 per person for members / $150 per person for non-members

There will be limited parking available at the winery. There is a shuttle service available through the Okanagan for a minimal fee, which guests are encouraged to use. You may select your pickup location at the time of check-out. Please don’t drink and drive.

Friday Summer Music Series

Join us on Fridays from 3-6 pm for fine wine & live music by Rollin’ Coal Trio. Reservations required.

Spring Outdoor Market

Come and meet local Okanagan vendors from 10-3 pm on Sundays this Spring, and enjoy outdoor complimentary tastings and free winery tours. Free Admission.

Spring Outdoor Market

Come and meet local Okanagan vendors from 10-3 pm on Sundays this Spring, and enjoy outdoor complimentary tastings and free winery tours. Free Admission.

Friday Summer Music Series

Join us on Fridays from 3-6 pm for fine wine & live music in the amphitheatre by Kailee McGuire. Reservations required.

Friday Summer Music Series

Join us on Fridays from 3-6 pm for fine wine & live music by Rollin’ Coal Trio. Reservations required.

Friday Summer Music Series

Join us on Fridays from 3-6 pm for fine wine & live music by Moving Lines. Reservations required.

Spring Outdoor Market

Come and meet local Okanagan vendors from 10-3 pm on Sundays this Spring, and enjoy outdoor complimentary tastings and free winery tours. Free Admission.

Friday Summer Music Series

Join us on Fridays from 3-6 pm for fine wine & live music in the amphitheatre by Moving Lines. Reservations required.

The Vancouver Int’l Wine Festival

Visit our booth at the Vancouver International Wine Festival in Vancouver, B.C. May 16-22, 2022. Tickets required.

Spring Outdoor Market

Come and meet local Okanagan vendors from 10-3 pm on Sundays this Spring, and enjoy outdoor complimentary tastings and free winery tours. Free Admission.

Spring Outdoor Market

Come and meet local Okanagan vendors from 10-3 pm on Sundays this Spring, and enjoy outdoor complimentary tastings and free winery tours. Free Admission.

Spring Premium White Wine Tasting

Our Hospitality Manager, Andrew Young, will guide you through an educational tasting of six exclusive wines in our Phantom Room, with breathtaking views of the South Okanagan. $35, complimentary to Wine Club members and a guest.

Spring Premium White Wine Tasting

Join our Hospitality Manager, Andrew Young, as he guides you through an educational tasting of six of our premium white wines in our Phantom Room, with breathtaking views of the South Okanagan.

Kobau Vineyards Premium Wine Tasting

An educational tasting of six of these beautiful wines in our Phantom Room, with breathtaking views of the South Okanagan.

Tickets $35, complimentary to wine club members and a guest.

Phantom Creek Estates Offers Bespoke Private Air Travel Experiences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Destination Winery Offers Guests A Unique Opportunity to Experience the Okanagan Valley Like Never Before

OLIVER, British Columbia (October 25, 2021) – On the heels of achieving organic certification for all its vineyard sites and unveiling a new Business Club, Phantom Creek Estates, the Okanagan Valley’s celebrated destination winery, is thrilled to announce a host of new private air travel experiences tailored specifically for its guests.  The winery has partnered with several luxury providers and experts in private aviation to curate unforgettable private trips and experiences to the wine estate, all available upon request.  Departing from anywhere around the world, including surrounding Canadian markets such as Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Toronto, these private air travel experiences offer the highest standards of luxury, safety, and comfort.

Available aircrafts are based on departure points and provider, but a sampling can be found below:

  • Challenger, Jet Charter – Passenger Capacity: 10, Cruising Speed: 528 mph, Range: 4692 sm.
  • HondaJet, Jet Charter – Passenger Capacity: 5, Cruising Speed: 485 mph, Range: 1600 sm.
  • Caravan, Float Plane Charter – Passenger Capacity: 5, Cruising Speed: 485 mph, Range: 1600 sm.
  • Bell 407, Helicopter Charter – Passenger Capacity: 5, Cruising Speed: 485 mph, Range: 1600 sm.
  • AW139 Helicopter, Helicopter Charter – Passenger Capacity: 5, Cruising Speed: 485 mph, Range: 1600 sm.
  • Learjet 75, Jet Charter – Passenger Capacity: 5, Cruising Speed: 485 mph, Range: 1600 sm.

To book a specially curated private airfare experience with Phantom Creek Estates, guests should complete this form.  Acting as a concierge, Phantom Creek Estates works with a third-party service to custom-build each experience to meet guests’ requirements. As such, private flights are only available upon request, requiring advance bookings of seven to ten business days.  Pricing will vary depending on the origin, aircraft chosen, and number of guests.

For those seeking an additional aerial adventure upon arrival to Phantom Creek Estates, guests have the option to book the Heli Tour & Tasting – a one hour-long helicopter tour designed to showcase the South Okanagan Valley’s terroir from new heights.  Following the breathtaking excursion, guests will be escorted on a private tour of Phantom Creek Estates by a Senior Brand Ambassador, who will complete the visual story of the region in the History Room with an overview of the historic vineyard sites they just witnessed on the Black Sage Bench, the Golden Mile, and the Similkameen Valley.  From there, guests will experience Phantom Creek Estates’ curated art installations and learn about the winery’s commitment to organic and biodynamic farming practices before venturing into the cellar for an insider’s look at the winemaking process.

The tour will culminate in a full wine tasting in one of Phantom Creek Estates’ VIP tasting suites, overlooking unobstructed views of the South Okanagan.  The Heli Tour & Tasting experience starts at $475 per person.  To book this offering, guests can visit this link.

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Media contacts:  Anahita Pouget, Director of Sales & Marketing, apouget@phantomcreekestates.com or to book: concierge@phantomcreekestates.com .

Phantom Creek Estates Launches Exclusive Business Club

Celebrated Okanagan Valley Winery Unveils Unique Wine Club for Businesses; Incentives Designed to Attract New Clients and Thrill Wine-Loving Employees

OLIVER, British Columbia (September 20, 2021) – Phantom Creek Estates, the premier wine destination in the Okanagan Valley, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Business Club, a wine club designed specifically to serve the interests of corporate clients.  Offering a wide variety of transferable benefits, including access to exclusive wines, entry to the winery’s stunning special events spaces, and complimentary experiences for employees and clients, the Business Club at Phantom Creek Estates represents a step up from traditional clubs.  Whether the goal is to incentivize buyers, attract new customers, or simply host colleagues at the winery’s beautiful estate, Phantom Creek’s high touch experience is sure to make a positive impression.

“We are first and foremost stewards of the land.  Our beautiful Okanagan Valley is a special place in Canada, allowing us to grow and make premium Canadian-made wine,” said Anahita Pouget, the winery’s sales and marketing director.  “We are proud of Canada’s great wine region and thriving wine industry. The Business Club is our invitation to other businesses to enjoy this gorgeous region, our beautiful spaces, breath-taking views and award-winning wines here at one of the leading family-owned wineries in Canada.”

The Business Club at Phantom Creek Estates has three tiers of membership to accommodate small and single businesses as well as medium and large companies. Designated by the number of bottles included in each twice-yearly shipment, with complimentary shipping, all three tiers have access to Phantom Creek Estates’ small lot and rare wines, including exclusive access to limited releases of the prized Phantom Creek Vineyard wines.  Members also receive complimentary experiences on an annual basis, including estate tours and intimate educational tastings, seated tastings for serious connoisseurs and bar tastings in a more casual atmosphere.  The Phantom Room, the winery’s picturesque special event space that features panoramic views of the Okanagan Valley, is available to Business Club members on a complimentary basis.  Additionally, Business Club members enjoy the opportunity to purchase tickets to all winery events in advance of the public offering and are invited to an annual wine club exclusive appreciation event to mix, mingle, and network with fellow Business Club members.

To learn more about joining the Business Club at Phantom Creek Estates, please contact wineclub@phantomcreekestates.com or call 250-498-8367 x 121.  Located at 4315 Black Sage Road in Oliver, British Columbia, Phantom Creek Estates can be reached by emailing info@phantomcreekestates.com, or visiting www.phantomcreekestates.com.

 

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Media contacts:  Anahita Pouget, Director of Sales & Marketing, apouget@phantomcreekestates.com or Graham Macdonald, Sales Assistant, at gmacdonald@phantomcreekestates.com or at 250-498-8367. 

Philippe Melka joins Phantom Creek

We’re thrilled to announce that internationally acclaimed Napa-based winemaking consultant Philippe Melka has joined the team at Phantom Creek Estates. Melka will serve as the consulting winemaker for Phantom Creek’s red wine program working closely with winemaker Francis Hutt.

“I look forward to working with Phillipe with the goal of crafting wines that are among the finest in the world, but that distinctly express the Okanagan Valley terroir”, said Santiago Cilley, CEO of Phantom Creek Estates.

Philippe Melka has the rare combination of unparalleled talent and good fortune, his first job out of school, was at Bordeaux’s legendary Chateau Haut-Brion.  From there, he took a position with the venerated Moueix Company and was sent to Dominus Estate in Napa’s Yountville district to study soils in 1991.  Napa Valley soil proved a revelation for Melka.  He set out travelling, dividing time between soil study and winemaking at esteemed estates like Badia a Coltibuono in Chianti and Chittering Estate in Australia.  He returned to France in 1993 to further develop his expertise, this time at none other than Chateau Petrus.

Melka has thus been trained and influenced by some of the most notable personalities in the wine business, including Jean-Bernard Delmas and Jean-Philippe Masclef from Haut-Brion, Christian Moueix and Jean-Claude Berrouet from Petrus, Paul Draper from Ridge, Daniel Baron from Silver Oak, and globetrotting wine consultant Michel Rolland, with whom Melka continues to work on consulting projects.  In 1994, Melka returned to Napa full time, and for the past 20 years, he has served as winemaking consultant for some of Napa’s most highly regarded properties.

“I’m impressed with the biodiversity of the Southern Okanagan, and the distinctiveness of the estate vineyard’s terroir. I am energized to be working with Phantom Creek Estates and share in the team’s commitment to producing outstanding wines from this remarkable new winery.”

As consulting winemaker for the red wine program, Melka joins an elite team of wine legends at Phantom Creek Estates, including Alsace superstar Olivier Humbrecht MW, consulting winemaker for the white wine program and wine industry veteran Santiago Cilley as CEO.

Biodynamic Farming: Cover Crop

Organic farming is a prerequisite for biodynamic certification. However, biodynamics is much more prescriptive than organic certification. We are strong proponents of biodynamics because it codifies good farming practices. The aim is not just to forgo chemical pesticides and fertilizers, but also to foster a self-regulating ecosystem. This means minimizing any and all interventions in the vineyard.

Our transition to organic and biodynamic farming means more work by hand in the vineyard. To eliminate the use of herbicides, we use hand hoeing for weed control. However, certain plants, known as “cover crops” are kept and allowed to grow naturally. Cover crops are a natural source of nutrients, which can be tilled into the soil during growing season. Grapevines have low nutrient requirements, so we are careful to ensure that the vines are not overstimulated. By analyzing leaves from each individual block, our vineyard managers can precisely determine nutrient requirements block-by-block, and vineyard-by-vineyard. Rather than eliminating the surrounding vegetation, we want our vines to co-exist in harmony with the natural environment around them.

Yarrow, or Achillea Millefolium, for example, grows plentifully in vineyards in the South Okanagan. It has been used as a part of healing remedies for centuries and helps to loosen the soil where it grows, allowing the roots of other plants to penetrate the soil more easily. According to our Vineyard Manager, John Pires, “Yarrow is also good for preventing Cutworm; it is our friend.” Cutworms are the larvae of various species of night-flying moths and the Yarrow drives them away, preventing the Cutworms from eating and damaging vines.

Canada Bluegrass is another species of plant used as a cover crop. Also known as Poa compressa, Canada Bluegrass grow well in dry, well-trafficked areas. The roots of Canada Bluegrass have creeping root stalks that have soil-binding characteristics, which make them very useful for erosion control. It requires a lot of sun to grow, which makes it perfectly suited for the Black Sage Bench.

White Clover, or Trifolium repens, is also found in our vineyards. It is a good companion to the other surrounding plants as it has the ability to fix nitrogen, meaning that it converts the metabolically useless di-nitrogen into useful ammonia. Much like Yarrow, White Clover has historically been used in medicinal treatments and is grown and cultivated for many purposes.

Just as our winery is coloured to blend in with its surroundings, our vineyards coexist with the flora and fauna of the South Okanagan so they can work in unison. This helps to keep the surrounding environment healthy and balanced, and our vineyards more sustainable.

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