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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Wednesday, June 17 2020

Phantom Creek Estates Opens

By: Anthony Gismondi
A new destination for the South Okangan opens its doors.

Anthony Gismondi returns to the Black Sage Bench, near Oliver, British Columbia, to explore the completed Phantom Creek Estates Winery.

General Manager Santiago Cilley and winemaker Francis Hutt show off the final details to Phantom Creek from its spectacular circular barrel cellar tasting room to its single estate foudres and elegant artwork. The ambition of the project is a worthy reminder of the audacious beginning of the vineyards planted outside its walls, decades ago by some far-sighted BC wine pioneers and perhaps more important, winery owner Mr. Bai's long-term commitment to the future.

Watch Earlier Phantom Creek Estates Short Films: 

Part 1:  (Aug 2017)

Part 2:  (Aug 2018)

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For 30 years he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. His twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to 10 million readers. Anthony co-hosts the 20-year-strong BC Food & Wine Radio Show, which is broadcast in seven markets in B.C. and available online everywhere on iHeartRadio.ca. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.