Big deals seem to be happening often this year. The latest deal was the purchase of a 63-acre vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench owned by C. C. Jentsch Cellars by Phantom Creek Estates. The vineyard was planted to Cabernet family varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec), Viognier, and Syrah.
C.C. Jentsch Cellars, a family-owned winery, will continue to farm three estate vineyards stretching from Testalinda Creek to the Black Sage Bench to Summerland.
Ingo Grady, President of Phantom Creek, stated: “It is a privilege for us to take stewardship of this special site on the Golden Mile Bench.” This property, as well as their other vineyard properties, are being transitioned to organic and biodynamic certifications. Phantom Creek already owns the historic Phantom Creek and Sundial Vineyards.
The vineyard sale closed on November 1, 2017, but the price of the sale was not disclosed.
It should be interesting to see how the wines from this new vineyard for Phantom Creek evolves over time and affects the flavours and aromas of the grapes and the resultant wines.