Private Experience Program

Private Experience Program for 1 to 12 people

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is pleased to offer private tasting programs for guests looking for a relaxed, educational and enhanced wine tasting experience. 

Led by Burrowing Owl Winery hosts, our private tour and tasting experiences run anywhere from 45 – 120 minutes in duration, and offer a unique opportunity to sample our wines in a private setting.

Reservations are required for Private Tastings and these must be booked 72 hours in advance  to ensure staff availability.

All  prices include a $5 per person contribution to the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society.

Private Tour and Tasting Experiences:

The Connoisseur Tasting:

This extended tasting is an opportunity to understand how each of our wines expresses the unique style of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery.

  • Tasting of the portfolio (5-7 wines)
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Cost: $30/person plus tax

Private Vineyard Walk and Tasting:

Let’s walk in the vineyard and talk about the biology of the vine, its growing cycles, the concept of terroir and viticultural practices at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. The walk is followed by a wine tasting that will underline the main concepts seen previously. A moderate level of fitness is required. Please dress for the outdoors: closed-toe shoes, sunhats, sunscreen, a water bottle and sunglasses.

  • Tasting of 5-6 wines
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Cost: $40/person plus tax

Private Cellar Tour and Tasting:

Available on weekends only. Let’s tour the cellar and talk about winemaking techniques and equipment at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Among the unique features of the winery, discover the benefits of the gravity flow cellar and the underground barrel caves. The tour is followed by a wine tasting that will underline the main concepts seen previously. A moderate level of physical fitness is required.

  • Tasting of 5-6 wines
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Cost: $40/person plus tax

The Ultimate Tour and Tasting:

Available on weekends only. This tour combines a walk in the vineyards and a tour of the cellar, followed by a tasting. A moderate level of fitness is required. Please dress for the outdoors: closed-toe shoes, sunhats, sunscreen, a water bottle and sunglasses.

  • Tasting of 5-6 wines
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Cost: $65/person plus tax

Themes:

While our focus will be on Burrowing Owl Estate Winery’s approach to vine growing and winemaking, we are pleased to help customize your experience and quench your thirst for knowledge.

Please let us know in advance if there are any specific themes that are of interest to your group and your host will be happy to speak about them during your visit.

  • From seed to grape: the cycles of the vine
  • From grape to wine: the steps of winemaking
  • From bottle to table: storing, opening and serving
  • The major wine grapes grown in BC and in the world
  • How geography has affected the terroir of the South Okanagan: moraine, lake effect, soils, aspect, rock formations, rain shadow
  • Why are barrels so important?  
  • Wine and Food Pairing: basic principles and common myths.
  • What happens at harvest?  

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Cancellation Policy:

24 – hours notice is required to cancel confirmed private tour and tasting experiences. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to confirmed time are subject to the full amount of the private experience charge, plus a $20 administration fee.

Book online or contact our Tour Coordinator at 1.877.498.0620 ext. 5 or  .