The Wine

2012 Athene

This co-fermentation of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon produced a rich and seductive wine with balance and great complexity. It is full bodied and packed with concentrated black fruit flavours of black cherry, blackberry and baked blueberry over a background of intriguing spices, bittersweet dark cocoa and earthy notes that persist on a long finish. The…
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2011 Athene

A modern BC blend with the soft richness of Syrah blended with Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure and verve.The nose shows Syrah’s black pepper, Italian plum, blueberry and savoury, meaty notes along with Cabernet’s cassis, violet, dried sage and cedar.The palate is full and intensely flavoured with firm yet ripe tannins, lots of cassis, blackberry, blueberry and…
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2010 Athene

The great qualities of south Okanagan Syrah are well captured on the nose with blueberry, blackberry and damson plum aromas with complex meaty, gamy and pepper notes. The Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend contributes cedar and cassis and its renowned structure. On the palate the wine is full with plenty of acidity and tannin to…
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2009 Athene

A deep, dark, brooding wine, this blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon captures the best of both varieties. The nose is bold and intense with ripe blackberry, plum and cassis supported by vanilla, coffee, chocolate and oak notes. The palate is full with balanced acid and tannin and flavours of pepper, blueberry and clove from…
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2008 Athene

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is pleased to announce the release of the 2008 ATHENE (a-THEE-nee); the first new label to be added to Burrowing Owl’s award winning line up of premium wines in 8 years. The name chosen for this blend comes from the biological genus, Athene, to which the burrowing owl belongs: Athene cunicularia….
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2014 bottling Coruja

Introducing Coruja (kor-OO-jia) – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is proud to offer it’s first fortified port-style wine. The name, Portuguese for “owl,” pays homage to the winery’s namesake and to the country of origin for this style of wine. A soul warming aroma of dried plums, blackberry, blueberry and pastry crust all wrapped around complex…
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2012 Cabernet Franc

A potpourri of rich and exotic spices mixed in with a lovely fruit bouquet with aromas of blueberry, crushed raspberry and brambleberry mixed with notes of vanilla, earth and black olive. The palate is dry with fresh acidity balancing the rich fruit and body of the wine while the rounded tannins lend structure. Flavours of…
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2011 Cabernet Franc

An intriguing combination with intense aromas of ripe Italian plum, blueberry and tomato along with violet, burlap, pipe tobacco and dried herbs.The palate is dry, with lively, juicy acidity showcasing the fresh raspberry, ripe red currant, ruby grapefruit and plum before the intricate combination of chocolate, licorice, dried herbs, baking spice, smoked paprika, tobacco, violet,…
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2010 Cabernet Franc

This wine launches with a brooding nose full of black and red fruits, coffee, cocoa and toasty oak with some complex and interesting notes of violet, smoked meat and ripe tomato. The palate is silky in texture, medium-bodied with bright juicy acidity and lovely dusty, graphite like tannins. The flavours of mixed raspberry and blackberry,…
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2009 Cabernet Franc

Bright and intense aromas of ripe plums, crushed raspberries, milk chocolate, orange zest and violets. The palate is medium to full-bodied and lush, showing the richer side of this variety with brambly mixed berries, chocolate, white pepper, clove and a varietal dried herbal note that adds a savoury complexity. The balanced acidity and dusty tannins…
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2008 Cabernet Franc

A dark plum core with a bright fuchsia rim give a sultry, elegant appearance to this vintage of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery’s Cabernet Franc. The elegance continues on the nose with chalky chocolate overtones that welcome you like an old friend, and an abundance of truffle and forest floor characters with a slight hint of…
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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2012 vintage showcases Burrowing Owl’s fantastic vineyard site for Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose combines ripe cassis, damson plum, blueberry, black olive and hints of dried sage and tobacco. There is cedar, vanilla, marzipan and dark chocolate waiting in the background. The palate is both full bodied yet structured with rich, concentrated blackberry, cassis and…
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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

A deep coloured, structured and youthful wine built for aging. The nose shows intense black and red currant, raspberry cinnamon, vanilla and clove with an intriguing cayenne pepper note. The palate is dry with refreshing acidity and firm but ripe tannins that give a dusty, dried sage sensation.The flavours of plum, blackcurrant, black olive, violet,…
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2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

A complex and truly south Okanagan Valley expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. The colour is deep purple and the aromas range from cassis, plum, raspberry, blueberry and black cherry through to vanilla oak notes, cedar, cinnamon, violet and distinctive dried wild sage brush. The palate is full of structure, built to last for a decade or…
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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep, dark and classic Cabernet Sauvignon character from the colour, through the intense cassis aromas to the structured palate. The aromas include cedar, clove, leather, cocoa, plum, dried cherry and a savoury dried sage note. The palate is youthful, built with the structure to age for 10+ years but still approachable thanks to the ripe…
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2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Burrowing Owl’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a concentrated, intense, brooding wine with a lashing of powerful fruit. Mulberries, tobacco and spice dominate the nose on this handsome charmer. Cassis and slight leafy notes lead to a supple, sumptuous and vibrant palate. You will find classy depth, richness and length, all finely drawn with strong structure…
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2013 Chardonnay

The 2013 vintage balances freshness and ripeness with subtly-used French oak. The nose shows lemon, nectarine, hints of banana and pineapple with notes of nut, lees and well-integrated dusty oak. The palate is crisp, medium bodied with a beautiful, silky texture. There is plenty of intensity in the complex citrus, almond, honeydew melon, savoury lees…
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2012 Chardonnay

A Chardonnay that combines all the elements from well integrated oak through tree fruits, stone fruits and some interesting nut and lees components. The nose shows the ripeness of the vintage with nectarine, peach, baked golden apple and tropical notes along with some vanilla, hazelnut and fresh lemon zest. The palate is quite full with…
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2011 Chardonnay

A wine of elegance and delicacy while maintaining intensity and verve. The nose leads with lemon, peach, honeydew melon and subtly integrated vanilla custard oak along with savoury lees aromas.The palate combines weight with vivacity with a creamy, soft and rich palate backed up with lively acidity and flavours of nectarine, grapefruit, papaya and subtle…
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2010 Chardonnay

A complex and intense nose with fresh lemon, honeydew melon, peach, golden apple and subtle aromas of toasted almond, butter and savoury lees notes.The palate is medium-plus in body and beautifully balanced with crisp acidity, fresh lemon, grapefruit zest and apple along with some riper nectarine and cantaloupe melon before the nutty character from delicately…
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2009 Chardonnay

This wine shows intense nectarine, caramelized pineapple and citrus aromas that mingle beautifully with the vanilla and crème brûlée notes from barrel fermentation. The palate is rich and viscous with ripe peach, cantaloupe, subtle and complex savoury elements from the lees contact and a fresh lemon intensity that lingers throughout. This wine has weight yet…
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2008 Chardonnay

This wine displays classic primary aromas of stone fruit, green apple, and melon.The complexity of the aroma profile is richly enhanced with generous notes of vanilla, nutmeg and other various spices originating from the barrel fermentation. On the palate, the fruit and oak flavours meld together seamlessly to create a complex expression of Okanagan Chardonnay….
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2012 Malbec

Displaying a deep purple ruby hue, 2012 Malbec speaks of lush dense fruit. The nose opens on perfumed scents of Bing cherry, Damson plum, blackberry, vanilla, liquorice and hints of cocoa. Medium to full in body, its silky texture nicely balances with ripe and round tannins. Flavours of sweet black cherry and baked plum, mesh…
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2011 Malbec

 Intense and brambly Malbec character combined with Okanagan Valley freshness, acidity and bright fruit.The nose shows spicy, mixed berry notes along with chocolate, vanilla, cherry Christmas pudding, pink peppercorn, leather, some game meat and a hint of dried sage. The palate has ripe tannins, an intense Malbec rusticity with dried berry, orange zest, cinnamon, licorice,…
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2011 Meritage

A complex, fresh red blend from the moderate 2011 vintage showing aromas ranging the broad spectrum from cassis, vanilla, blackberry and black plum through roasted nut, smoke, black olive, chocolate ice-cream, burlap, dried sage, cocoa and some sweet blue floral notes. The palate is youthful and structured with plenty of acidity and tannin for long…
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2010 Meritage

A young, elegant Bordeaux varietal blend that is built for long ageing. The nose is subtle but multifaceted with cassis, mixed red berry, plum, cherry, cocoa, blueberry, burlap, tobacco and cedar. The palate is refined and stylish with a silky textured body, ripe tannins and crisp acidity. The intense flavours of plum, cherry and raspberry…
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2009 Meritage

An intense explosion of red and black fruit on the nose leads into layers of complexity in this engaging wine. The ripe blackberry, blueberry compote, raspberry, plum and black cherry aromas are joined by sweet spices, chocolate and the alluring earthy scent of an autumn morning. The palate is well crafted, with intense brambly fruit,…
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2008 Meritage

This wine has a lovely deep, dark, purple core with a vivid, violet rim. On the nose, aromas of cassis, black currants, blackberry, truffles and complex earth tones are prevalent with a hint of tobacco and clove. The silky, elegant tannins complement the earthy, cassis, currants and truffles on the palate, while hints of chocolate…
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2012 Merlot

The 2012 Merlot displays captivating notes of blackberry, damson plum, dried orange peel, vanilla and cocoa mingled with sweet Christmas spices. It is a full bodied red that offers a plush mouthfeel loaded with concentrated flavours of stewed plum, blackberry, mocha and toast with some cedar spices on the long complex finish. The tannins are…
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2011 Merlot

An intriguing combination of complex spices, silky texture and juicy red fruits. On the nose there is dusty cocoa and vanilla notes, plum, spiced cherry, mulberry and blueberry with complex paprika, cinnamon and smoke in the background.The palate is full bodied and balanced by crisp acidity and ripe tannins. Dried blueberry, violet, juicy blackberry and…
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2010 Merlot

This wine launches with a complex nose combining the fruitiness of ripe black cherry, black plum, blueberry and blackberry with interesting savoury notes. There is smoke, dark chocolate, pastry crust, bacon, cinnamon, vanilla and clove along with a subtle violet floral note.The palate is full bodied with mixed red and black berries, plum, paprika and…
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2009 Merlot

A deep, youthful purple appearance with powerful, ripe and intense fruit aromas of black cherry, raspberry, plum and mulberry. The fruit overlays subtle oak notes, coffee, marzipan, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of fresh tobacco. The palate is full of mixed brambly berries, licorice, clove, cedar, graphite and sage with a long persistent finish. Approachable…
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2008 Merlot

The 2008 Merlot has a dark plum core with a vibrant ruby red rim, and features dark cherry, gooseberry, cassis and red berry fruits. It also shows a nice minerality featuring slate and stone essences along with hints of nutmeg, spice and mushrooms. Silky tannins, balanced acidity and an elegant finish will all add to…
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2012 Petit Verdot

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is proud to announce the premier release of Petit Verdot as a single varietal, to the line up of premium wines. The 2012 Petit Verdot shows dense black fruit aromas mixed with an array of seductive spices. Cassis and stewed blackberries mingle on the nose combined with Dutch black liquorice, dusty earth and notes…
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2014 Pinot Gris

The nose on Burrowing Owl Estate Winery’s 2014 Pinot Gris opens with seductive, ripe expressions of pear, honeydew melon and nectarines, with white flower, cardamom and pine needle undertones. The palate has a mouth-filling richness with layers of orchard fruits, cantaloupe and yellow plum, balanced with hints of mandarin rind and a chalky minerality. This…
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2013 Pinot Gris

The 2013 Pinot Gris shows pronounced intensity of summer fruit aromas consisting of Asian pear, red apple, nectarine and melon with a hint of honeysuckle. On the palate it fills the mouth with a rich and round texture that is perfectly balanced with a zesty apple acidity providing vibrancy to the wine. The concentrated flavours…
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2012 Pinot Gris

A ripe, rich and lush expression of Pinot Gris with aromas of honey, baked pear, pastry crust, guava, ripe cantaloupe melon, golden apple and apple blossom.The dry palate with crisp lemony acidity balances the ripe fruit and the flavours of pineapple, honey, pawpaw, five spice, white peach and pomelo meld into a long, stony, mineral…
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2011 Pinot Gris

A soft, welcoming nose of Asian pear, canteloupe melon, apple blossom and lemon with hints of tropical fruit and baking spice. The palate is dry with balanced acidity and a soft, full texture that leads from ripe pear through nectarine, blood orange, ruby grapefruit onto mineral and nutmeg complexities. This wine has the weight and…
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2010 Pinot Gris

Beautiful pale straw-green color. Enticing perfumed nose with generous tropical fruit aromas with hints of lychee and exotic spices. The palate is expansive and complex with great acidity and fruit intensity. Great mouthfeel and excellent length with a lingering finish.

2009 Pinot Gris

Generous aromas of pear, apple, and honeysuckle, tinged with hints of lychee and exotic spices. On the palate, the apple, pear and honeysuckle aromas continue on, providing beautiful intense, expressive flavours, with a gentle minerality that ensures the wine finishes clean and fresh. 

2008 Pinot Gris

Generous aromas of pear, apple, and honeysuckle, tinged with hints of lychee and exotic spices. On the palate, the wine is a voluptuous, hedonistic experience, enticingly coating all parts of your mouth, and the generous fruit is held in check with a firm minerality that ensures the wine finishes clean and fresh.This wine pairs well…
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2013 Pinot Noir

2013 Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot noir releases a concentrated nose of raspberry coulis on a background canvas of violet, soft spice, meaty and vanillin undertones. The palate is coated with intense flavours of wild strawberries and baked dark berries perfectly framed by a juicy acidity and prolonged by notes of cedar, cloves, vanilla and…
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2012 Pinot Noir

An intense nose starting with ripe black cherry, plum and cooked mixed berries with some complex earthy, clove, game meat and orange infused mint chocolate. The palate is rich, lush and silky with brambly mixed berry, raspberry and spiced raspberry pie filling all balanced with crisp acidity and a nice savoury side of spice, earth,…
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2011 Pinot Noir

This wine shows the bright, red fruit side of Pinot Noir with lots of ripe cherry, baked strawberry and prune plum notes along with some complex subtle earth, five-spice and pipe tobacco. The palate is soft and silky with elegant light tannins and waves of black cherry, blueberry, strawberry, earth, mineral and slightly meaty notes…
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2010 Pinot Noir

Intense aromas of black cherry, ripe strawberry, lilac and complex graphite, orange zest, cinnamon, vanilla scented pastry and marzipan notes. The palate is intensely flavoured with strawberry, lively cranberry, orange infused dark chocolate and vibrant minerality to balance the silky texture. Fine tannins and juicy acidity give great structure and length. Pair with Peking duck…
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2009 Pinot Noir

The aromas of this 2009 Pinot Noir are subtle red fruit, cedar, spice and black cherry. The supple tannins and elegant body contribute to a velvety mouth-feel with persistent smoky spice that fans out on the finish. Tobacco and complex earthy tones add a second layer on the palate. Concentrated, refined, intensity for long, fruitful…
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2008 Pinot Noir

The 2008 growing season was cooler than normal for the Okanagan Valley.This resulted in a slower ripening of the Pinot Noir fruit, generating fantastic varietal character. The wine has a nice bright terracotta core with a raspberry rim appearance. The nose consists of red forest fruit, and subtle earth tones long associated with Pinot Noir….
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2014 Sauvignon Blanc

Subtle flavours of fresh cut grass, lemon and passionfruit intermingle on the nose with vanilla, leafy and candied fruit undertones. The palate is rich with a harmoniously woven mouthfeel combining green apple, white peach, passionfruit with leafy, nectarine and fresh marjoram notes. Balance is built on a medium acidity and a mellowed texture that add…
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2013 Sauvignon Blanc

This aromatic varietal offers scents of lemon rind, passion-fruit, guava, and gooseberry mingled with some vanilla toastiness on the nose from barrel ageing. Medium bodied and balanced with a zesty mouth watering acidity makes for a rich yet fresh style. There is a creamy texture on the palate from its ageing on lees that is…
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2012 Sauvignon Blanc

 A nice combination of richness and freshness. The nose shows dusty vanillin notes from the barrel with complex lemon, dried sage, baked apple, spiced pear, gooseberry, green melon, paw paw and a hint of flowers. On the palate there is crisp acidity giving zing to support the creamier texture from the oak and lees that…
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2011 Sauvignon Blanc

An intense and complex expression of barrel and lees aged Sauvignon Blanc.The nose has pronounced tropical notes of passion fruit along with peaches, orange sherbet, baked golden apple and honeydew melon with some fresh lime and lemon in the background.The palate is dry and full-bodied with crisp acidity and flinty mineral notes supported by toasty…
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2013 Syrah

Delicate and elegant, the 2013 Syrah opens on a deep and harmonious nose of violet, warm and treacly black fruits meshed together with tobacco, cocoa, wood spice and black pepper. On the palate the wine progresses smoothly with flavours of damson plum, blackberry, baked strawberry followed by tobacco, clove, vanilla, licorice and leathery undertones. The…
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2012 Syrah

Rich aromas of blueberry and blackberry mesh together with layers of leather, earth, tobacco and white pepper. This full-bodied wine fills the mouth with a plump and silky feel complimented with a well-balanced structure of acidity and tannin. Seductive flavours of black cherry, tobacco and smoke meld together beautifully on the lingering finish. Made in…
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2011 Syrah

A ripe and intense wine with pronounced aromas of damson plum, milk chocolate, custard, blackberry, black olive and dark cherry with smoked paprika and a background of freshly ground black pepper.The palate is full and rich yet balanced with refreshing acidity with the chocolaty oak flavours giving way to blackberry, dried cherry and plum along…
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2010 Syrah

A big, intense and complex Syrah.The colour is deep purple with intense aromas covering the diverse spectrum from ripe black plum and blackberry through smoke, leather and game meat to pepper, dried sage brush and paprika all wrapped up nicely with chocolaty oak. The full bodied palate with juicy acidity and round, ripe tannins has…
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2009 Syrah

A powerful and intense wine but with an intriguing side. It shows the richness of Syrah with aromas of blueberry, blackberry and ripe plum along with the grape’s other side – an intriguing savoury, peppery meatiness. The well integrated oak adds elements of vanilla, spice and liqueur chocolate to the nose. The palate is rich…
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2008 Syrah

This wine features an intense inky red colour with a luscious red rim. It has expressive black cherry, spice and red currant aromas, all dominated by fresh cracked white pepper. On the palate one can detect plum, blackberry and spice flavours with soft silky, round tannins and integrated acidity. At a young age this wine…
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