Semi-Private Experience Program

Semi-Private Tour and Tasting Experiences

The Connoisseur Tasting

May – September
Tuesday – Thursday @ 1:30 pm

This extended seating tasting is an opportunity to understand how each of our wines expresses the unique style of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. This program includes a presentation and insight on the history of the winery, our vineyards, and of course, a guided wine tasting.

  • Tasting of the portfolio (5-7 wines)
  • Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • Cost: $25/person plus tax
  • Maximum 12 people

The Library Tasting

May – September
Fridays @ 1:30 pm

This extended seating tasting is a unique opportunity to sample select older vintages of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery wines alongside their current release equivalents to gain insight and understanding into the effects of different growing seasons on wine and how wine ages. This program includes a short visit into our exclusive Wine Library followed by a presentation and discussion on the above-mentioned topics, coupled with a guided wine tasting.

  • Tasting of the portfolio (6 wines)
  • Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • Cost: $40/person plus tax
  • Maximum 8 people

Vineyard Walk and Tasting

May – September
Tuesday – Friday @ 10:30 am

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 in the field. 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: 75-90 minutes
  • Cost: $40/person plus tax
  • Maximum 8 people

Cellar Tour and Tasting

May – August
Saturdays and Holidays @ 11:00 am & 3:00 pm

Take a tour of the winery and cellar and talk about winemaking techniques and equipment at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Among the unique features of the winery, you will 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. Accessible options are available.

  • Tasting of 5-6 wines
  • Duration: 75-90 minutes
  • Cost: $40/person plus tax
  • Maximum 8 people

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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For experiences available during the winter months from November 1 – March 31, please contact our Tour Coordinator:

Cancellation Policy:

24 – hours notice is required to cancel confirmed tours 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  .