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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Wine Release & News

Holiday 2016

NEW WINES Now Available for Online Purchase

2013 Meritage $45.00 NEW
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon $35.00 NEW
2014 Cabernet Franc $33.00
2013 Merlot $30.00
2014 Pinot Noir $30.00
2014 Chardonnay $25.00
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New On-Line Shopping Cart!

Our On Line Shopping Cart has a new look! We hope you enjoy it and that it is more user friendly than our previous system. Please contact us at 1-877-498-0620 x 3 or if you experience any difficulties. Thank you for your support & patience!

Feature Wine - 2013 Meritage

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery's flagship blend opens on aromas of cassis, red currant, burlap, roasted red pepper, chocolate, paprika and some pretty violet floral notes in the background along with a hit of toasty oak.

The palate is firmly structured with a full body and firm tannins and genuine intensity. There is toast and creamy oak, a mixture of red and black cherry, blueberry, black plum and some complexity added with baking spice and a little marzipan. It has the structure and flavours to age well, but you can also enjoy now paired with slow roasted lamb shoulder or beef Wellington.

Q: How do you pronounce Meritage?
A: Meritage rhymes with Heritage!

Did you know that Meritage is a made-up word created in the USA in 1988, and comes from the combination of the two words Merit & Heritage? Meritage is the North American name for a Bordeaux style blend made from a combination of at least 2 of the following varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carmenere.  

Click here to watch an interesting video from the Meritage Alliance. 

Holiday shopping... made easy! 

Now is the time to place your holiday orders so that wine or gift cards arrive at their destination in time for holiday festivities! Available wines can be shipped in any combination & quantity, and gift cards may be purchased in any denomination.

Let us know if you are shipping a gift as we are happy to include a holiday card with your personal message. It's that simple! 

To order wine as gifts, click on the PURCHASE button above, and to purchase a gift card call us at 1-877-498-0620 x 1.

The Sonora Room Restaurant

The Sonora Room Restaurant is open Thursdays through Sundays for dinner, and Fridays - Sundays for lunch until Saturday December 10th. Plus, there is still time to enjoy a group Christmas dinner with c0-workers or friends.

Call us at 1-877-498-0620 ext 2 to reserve or click here.

The Guest House

We are now taking bookings for late Fall 2016 or anytime in 2017!

The Guest House will be open until Saturday December 10th and there are still a few rooms available for our Late Harvest Getaway Package. Click here for more information.


Harvest Update

Karma & Rusty had a long and busy harvest this year... and what an amazing year it was! All of the grapes are now in, and our big reds benefited from extended "hang time" which allows for good phenolic ripening. The season started early and our whites - Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc  -  and all of our wines, are well on their way to another great vintage.Huge kudos go out to our "stellar cellar team" who once again put in long hours to ensure that only the best wines will be bottled under the Burrowing Owl label! Sincere thanks to all of you.

Special Events

November 26 & 27:
Winter in Wine Country: the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association's annual celebration! Click here for info.

December 9 & 10
Big Reds at Big White: President Chris Wyse will be at this annual event taking place at Big White Ski Resort. Click here for info.

February 11 - 19, 2017
Vancouver International Wine Festival: Join us for one of the 4 International Festival tastings Thursday February 16 - Sunday February 18. We will also be at the Vintners Brunch, and will hold a special dinner at the Vancouver Club on Monday February 13th. Check back in December for more info!

April 11 - 13, 2017
Watercolour Workshop with Internationally Acclaimed Artist & Instructor, Lian Quan Zhen
Click here for details on this amazing 3 day workshop coming up in April 2017.

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