In addition to Sandhill Estate Vineyard, Richard Cleave manages his own personal vineyard. Dedicated to producing the grapes needed to make single vineyard wines of the highest quality, Richard painstakingly reduces the yields to intensify the flavour, character and sugar content of the fruit. Not surprisingly, Phantom Creek Vineyard was recently named one of the “Top 10 Single Vineyards Around the World” by Wine Access Magazine.
With a south-southwest orientation, the slope of the vineyard captures full sun exposure. The free-draining sand and gravel soils provide excellent drainage.
With over 30 years of grape growing experience, Richard Cleave is one of the most respected growers in the Okanagan.
A true pioneer in the BC wine industry, Richard’s goal is to grow the fruit used to make the most acclaimed wine in Canada.