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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Located on Black Sage Road near Oliver BC. Burrowing Owl is one of Canada's newer wineries whose reputation for quality wine is growing quickly. The winery at Burrowing Owl Vineyards is producing premium wines from the finest grapes grown on this prime south Okanagan vineyard. Their wines have already been amply rewarded with top honours including Canadian Wine of the Year, Best Canadian Red Wine and Best Canadian Cabernet Sauvignon. Jim & Midge Wyse selected there location after studing the Grape Atlas (Ag Canada 1984) which identified the area as the best grape growing regions in BC. The land was available and the price was right. Been nature lovers and been surrounded by a wildlife preserve that in the past has paid special attention to burrowing owls the name was a Natural.

Drive north from Osoyoos on Hwy 97 for 8 kms, turn east (right) on Road 22, travel about 3 kms to the winery. Drive South from Oliver about 13 kms to Road 22, turn east (left) on Road 22, travel about 3 kms to the winery.

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100 Burrowing Owl Place, Oliver, BC, CA, V0H 1T0 Email:
Phone: 250-498-0620 Web:
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  Cabernet Franc
Deep ruby in colour with an attractive bouquet of spicy fruit, sweet toasty oak and voiolets. Rich flavours of ripe cherries, licorice, hints of chocolate and a subtle smokiness. Bright fruit sensation, clean tasting and nicely balanced with medium weight, soft tannins and good acid structure. This wine will definately benefit from some additional cellaring.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon with rich, outgoing varietal character and flavours, complemented by great body, and backed by the mellowest of tannins. Full blackberry and plum flavours are ornamented by nuances of mint, chocolate and subtle spices. This is a big, flavourful Cabernet Sauvignon with great finesse.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
A deep, dark cherry red, showing intense aromas of blackcurrant, chocolate and mint. There is a touch of vanilla derived from the ageing in small oak barrels. Dry, full bodied, with ripe concentrated fruit, fine yet firm tannins, delicious flavors of rich ripe black fruits, and a long powerful finish. It drinks well now but will improve for 3-5 years.
Intense aromas of ripe melon, pear, mango and apple combine with subtle vanilla from 100% maturation in French oak barrels. The palate is dry, full bodied, with a creamy texture, plenty of weight, fresh acidity, and concentrated flavours of tropical fruits in an elegant style.
A deep, dark cherry red color with seductive aromas of blackcurrant, vanilla and chocolate. The palate is dry, full bodied, with high but fine tannins giving structure. Concentrated and intense on the palate, showing overall harmony, and long length. It drinks well now but will improve for 3-5 years.
A beautiful deep, velvety wine with loads of layered complexities. Rich bouquet of blackberry with hints of almond, mahogany and beetroot. Smooth, lush berry fruit flavours are infused with chocolate and cola through a long, elegant finish. This wine is a very exciting marriage of the traditional Bordeaux varieties.
The extended 2004 growing year is reflected in this beautifully crafted Merlot which exhibits additional depth and character in both its bouquet and palate. Cherry and plum aromatics are harmonized with deep beetroot undertones. Rich plum and bing cherry flavours are full and velvety on the palate, complemented by almond and black chocolate highlights. A big, elegant Merlot showing impressive varietal character.
  Pinot Gris
Luscious and mouthfilling with rich peach and orchard fruit flavours and aromas ornamented by butterscotch highlights. Full and smooth on the palate with loads of fruit flavours that continue through a long, tangy citrus finish. Medium bodied and skillfully structured to accompany a wide range of seafood, pasta and other dishes. A richly flavoured, elegant Pinot Gris.
  Pinot Noir
Barrel aged in French oak for one year, this wine has pleasing smokey, toasted vanilla overtones. Hints of spicey black pepper & cedar, with a great balance of fruit: black raspberry, strawberry, plum and cassis. A well balanced wine, nice and clean, with good body and a long smooth finish.
This wine is calculated to set a new benchmark for Okanagan Valley Syrah combining varietal intensity and a broad range of aromatic and flavour complexity. Rich blackberry aromas and flavours set the stage for outgoing spicy, floral overtones that run from floral violets to spicy clove and cola with hints of leather, mincemeat and classic cracked white pepper. Big and full bodied, this wine projects both finesse and vibrance. A great celebration of Syrah varietal character brought to perfection.


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