Phantom Creek Estates

BC, Canada

Phantom Creek Estates, established in the scenic Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of winemaking. Its rich history traces back to 1977 when viticulturist Helmut Becker embarked on an ambitious project, planting over 30 grape varieties at what is now known as Becker Vineyard. This visionary endeavor aimed to demonstrate that traditional European vines could not only survive but thrive in the challenging climatic conditions of British Columbia. And thrive they did.

.

.

Fast forward to 2016 when the Bai family, driven by a profound appreciation for Bordeaux-style wines, acquired both Becker and Phantom Creek Vineyards. Under the leadership of Richter Bai, the family’s dream of establishing a winery in the renowned Okanagan Valley began to take shape. Thus, Phantom Creek Estates was born.

Today, Phantom Creek Estates is committed to setting the benchmark for Canadian viticulture and winemaking. The estate vineyards are in the process of transitioning to organic and biodynamic farming practices, showcasing a deep respect for the land and the environment. Firmly rooted in tradition, the winery also embraces a forward-thinking vision for the future.

.

.

At Phantom Creek Estates, winemaking is an art that commences in the vineyard itself. The estate grapes are meticulously farmed, each block sampled to capture the distinctive character of every vineyard. Optimal ripeness is a key consideration, and the grapes are harvested by hand at the perfect moment. The winery’s commitment to capturing freshness and achieving balance is reflected in their decision to pick earlier than most.

Once inside the winery, an unwavering dedication to quality takes center stage. Red wines undergo a stringent process of hand sorting, followed by optical sorting, ensuring that each berry meets the highest standards. These carefully selected grapes are then pressed and fermented in Rousseau oak casks and small French oak barriques. Meanwhile, white wines are pressed whole clusters and wild fermented in custom Stockinger oak casks. The goal with every wine produced at Phantom Creek Estates is to achieve optimal texture, layers of complexity, and seamless integration with oak.

.

.

Phantom Creek Estates is more than a winery; it is a testament to the pursuit of excellence. It beautifully harmonizes tradition and innovation, crafting wines that truly embody the essence of the Okanagan Valley. As the winery continues its journey, it remains committed to showcasing the potential of the region, mesmerizing wine enthusiasts with each sip and leaving an indelible mark on the Canadian wine industry.

Phantom Creek Estates stands as a shining star in the world of Canadian winemaking. From its humble beginnings in the groundbreaking Becker Project to the visionary stewardship of the Bai family, the winery embraces its rich history while forging ahead with unwavering dedication. As they transition to organic and biodynamic practices, Phantom Creek Estates exemplifies a profound connection with the land, resulting in wines of unparalleled character, complexity, and balance.

.

Phantom Creek Estates Wines

  • Phantom Creek Estates Becker Vineyard Cuvee

    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

  • Phantom Creek Estates Petite Cuvee

    Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

  • Phantom Creek Estates Pinot Gris

    Pinot Gris

  • Phantom Creek Estates Riesling

    Riesling

  • Phantom Creek Estates Chardonnay

    Chardonnay

WINERY STAR GUIDE EUROPE

Recaredo Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Roebuck Estates Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded…

Barbale Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Emma Brajkovic WIA Ambassador Spain Emma Brajkovic’s first introduction to the world of wine, was when she was a child, through the eyes of her parents, who owned and managed a restaurant in Paris specialized in Wines and Champagnes. She was regularly attending wine auctions at l’Hôtel Drouot while her…

Bubbles Hyland WIA Ambassador South Africa Bubbles Hyland was destined for the wine industry with the nickname she was given from birth! British born but now living in Cape Town for the past 17 years she has become an avid ambassador of South African wine. She formed Well Red Wine…

Teri Wheeler van Aalst WIA Ambassador Australia Teri Wheeler is a seasoned storyteller with a profound connection to the world of wine, embarking on remarkable journeys through her narratives. Hailing from Adelaide, the heart of Australia’s wine culture, Teri blends her deep passion for wines with her accomplished background in…

 Laura Donadoni   WIA Ambassador    Italy & USA  Hailing from Bergamo, Italy, Laura was born and bred on classic Italian wine and creative cuisine. She is a certified professional journalist and editor with a summa cum laude PhD in Communication Sciences, a professional speaker, a certified Sommelier with merit with the North…

Mar Galván WIA Ambassador Spain Mar Galván is a Spanish oenologist , sommelier, expert in sensory analysis and analyst of Agri-food products. Apart from that, whe is a Food Safety Specialist, writer and poet, with three books currently published. She collaborated on the book “SIN MALA UVA”, by Esnesto Gallud,…

Frederik Mintz WIA Ambassador   Denmark Frederik Mintz is on a journey experiencing the wonders of the grapes. A love affair that started with exploring the Champagnes of France – and with curiosity for Sparkling wines in general. It’s not education, it’s not work – but pure dedication and love for champagne.. As a…

Carla Urrunaga WIA Ambassador Chile Carla Urrunaga, although mostly known as @chezcarlita, is a food engineer, wine taster, communicator, educator and simply a great wine lover. She was born in Lima, Peru but fourteen years ago she came to Chile out of love and that love extended to one of…

Etiene Carvalho WIA Ambassador Brazil Etiene holds several sommelier certifications like the WSET Level 3, Sommelier Fisar, French Wine Specialist and others. She is an International Wine Judge, Wine Blogger and Wine Influencer. She is also a Cigar Sommelier. Etiene has always liked wine naturally. She found it tasty,…

Simona Geri WIA Ambassador Italy Simona Geri lives in Tuscany, near Bolgheri. She is a Sommelier and founder of “The Winesetter.” She is a judge for wine competitions and also a content creator, wine communicator and wine taster. Simona collaborates with wineries, press offices, wine events as a media partner.…

Vanessa Fabiani WIA Ambassador Italy Vanessa Fabiani is a wine content creator for social media. She is a certified international sommelier, member of the Italian Sommelier Association and official certified technical wine taster. She lives in Rome and she loves Italian wine such as Barolo and Barbera and especially Sicilian…

STAR GUIDE LAtin america

Pizzato Awarded By: Fabiana Aguinsky Pizzato Vale Dos…

Xecue Vinicola Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded…

Família Salton Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded…

Narbona Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Carmelo, Uruguay…

Bodegas RE Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded…

Lapostolle Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Share.

WIA - The Wine International Association