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TASTE News Service, September 22, 2021 – Phantom Wines is now accepting original ghost stories as part of the 2021 PHANTOM WINES GHOST STORY WRITING CONTEST that will award a single winner a $5,000 prize and potentially have their work turned into a short film for the wine brand.

The 2020 winner, Derrolyn Anderson who wrote Flora’s Place, took home $1,000 and her script was made into a short feature which debuts at the Austin Film Festival in late October. Watch the trailer here

“We had so much fun reading all of the fabulous entries from 2020, and we are eager to see what ghost stories we receive in this year’s contest,” said Jody Bogle, Vice President of Consumer Relations. “In addition, we are upping the ante to $5,000 for first place, so get creative and send in your ghost story.”

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The Phantom story originates in Scotland as an apparition known as the “Bogle” that once stalked the hillsides of Glasgow. As ancestors of the Bogle family made their way to California, it is believed the Phantom followed. Accounts by employees throughout the years reveal the Phantom may still preside over the vineyards, ensuring the family remains true to its craft. (Watch the original stories at

The Phantom wines pay homage to sightings of apparitions at the Clarksburg winery, and now the brand is extending the experience to fans to see who can come up with an original ghost story for this year’s vintage.

Writers 21 years of age and older are invited to submit their short stories (max 1,000 words) to before the deadline on October 31st, 2021. A qualified panel of judges from Bogle Vineyards, acclaimed writers and professional filmmakers will choose a winner from the first 500 entries received by that date. The chosen script will be announced by December 31, 2021.

Complete rules, judging parameters and details can be found at

About Phantom Wines:

The seductive and hauntingly delicious Phantom Red Blend and Phantom Chardonnay are made with California grapes chosen for their exceptional quality. The wines are handcrafted through fermentation and aged in small oak barrels.

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About Bogle Vineyards:

The Bogle family has been farming in the Delta since the late-1800s, but the first wine grapes did not appear until 100 years later. The father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted the first 20 acres of vines in Clarksburg, California in 1968. Today, Bogle Vineyards farms 1,900 acres of grapes using the latest sustainable growing techniques and processes. Bogle is one of just a handful of wineries that pays its partner growers a per ton bonus for adhering to stringent voluntary sustainable practices and regulations. Bogle was awarded the Green Leader Award for sustainability as well as Wine Enthusiast’s 2019 American Winery of the Year.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. NO ALCOHOL IS GIVEN AS PART OF THE PRIZE. Void where prohibited or restricted. Open only to adult legal residents of 49 United States (excluding Utah, including D.C.), 21+. Contest began on 9/1/21 and ends 10/31/21 at 11:59 PM PT. To enter and for the Official Rules, odds and prize details, visit Sponsor: Bogle Vineyards, 49762 Hamilton Road, Clarksburg, CA

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