Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is proud to announce a milestone in its support of charitable organizations including the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of British Columbia (BOCS-BC). As of August 1, 2017 the winery had raised $1,029,357, which has benefited not only the BOCS-BC, but also other worthy organizations such as The Nature Trust of British Columbia and the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO).
Since 2004, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery has been raising funds for conservation by charging a $3 tasting fee to patrons who sample its wines at its on-site Wine Shop. Proceeds have been donated on an annual basis, with BOCS-BC receiving the lion’s share of the funds. The BOCS-BC has always held a special place in the heart of winery proprietor Jim Wyse, who notes “we’re always conscious that we really owe our success to the land we grow our grapes on, and helping this beautiful bird survive is one way we can give back to the earth, for all it gives us.”
Mike Mackintosh, President of the BOCSBC, says “Burrowing Owl Estate Winery has taken on a key stewardship role for this species at risk. Their long-term support has given our society the stability and the means to focus on what is most important – rebuilding a self-sustaining population of these tiny, amazing owls in the southern Interior grasslands of BC.”
Burrowing Owl winery wishes to thank all those who visited the winery’s Tasting Room over the years, and helped put this amazing bird on the road to recovery.