Visit the Winery
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is located at 500 Burrowing Owl Place (off Black Sage Road),
about half way between Oliver and Osoyoos. (See map page)
Haven’t been to Burrowing Owl before?
Watch this great video! James Cluer, Master of Wine, visits Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
The Wine Shop
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Wine Tasting Fees
At Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, we charge $3 per person which our company donates directly to the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of British Columbia (BOCS of BC). Tasting fees are paid by visitors before wine tasting commences and because all funds are donated for conservation purposes, we do not waive fees for individuals or groups.
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is closely affiliated with this charitable organization and we do all we can to support fundraising efforts to enable the society to continue their excellent work. In recent years, the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society’s funding from government sources has been greatly reduced to the point where our $3 fee program now constitutes most of the Society’s annual funding. Rest assured that each penny of these fees goes directly to the Society. Help us help this endangered species.
Take a Virtual Tour!
Haven’t been to Burrowing Owl Estate Winery before? Take a Virtual Tour of our facilities by clicking here!
New for 2018 – Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
As a demonstration of our support for electrically powered automobiles, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery recently installed eight new EV (electrical vehicle) charging stations. Four of these are for Tesla vehicles, while the remaining four use the universal (Sun Country) nozzle. All eight (8) charging stations are for the use of our visitors and staff. At present there is no charge for this service.
Food Services – The Sonora Room Restaurant
The Sonora Room Restaurant at Burrowing Owl offers superb cuisine at lunch and dinner and is one of the finest dining experiences in the Okanagan. The view from the patio is spectacular, or a seat looking through the French doors, overlooking the vineyard, is memorable at any time. Taking reservations now for the 2018 season. Click here to see a sample menu.
Please note that we do not take reservations for the patio, and patio tables are assigned as they become available.
Accommodation – The Guest House
Children are welcome at the winery or in the restaurant if they are under the supervision of an adult. Alcohol cannot be served to minors and picture ID will be required of anyone requesting alcohol who appears to be under the age of 25 (BC Liquor Laws). Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the self guided tour tower unaccompanied by an adult.
Please note that for overnight accommodation at the Guest House, children under the age of 16 are not permitted.
To ensure the enjoyment of all of our dining guests, children playing on portable electronic devices in the Sonora Room Restaurant will be asked to use earphones. Please ensure you bring your child’s earphones if you wish them to play on electronic devices to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
As much as we love dogs – and in fact we have two winery dogs, Rusty and Karma, who may greet you upon arrival – it is our recommendation that dogs be left at home in a cool or air conditioned environment, rather than joining you on your wine tasting adventure. Summer temperatures in the South Okanagan can soar to mid to high 30’s C (95-104F), and dogs cannot be left in vehicles in these temperatures, nor is there any shade on our property for dogs to stay cool. In cooler seasons, well behaved dogs that are on leash are welcome on our exterior grounds. There is a water bowl outside of the Wine Shop and we can provide poop bags if needed. On days that are not busy, small dogs may be granted permission to enter the Wine Shop however, we do greatly appreciate if you ask our staff if it is OK to bring dogs inside, before doing so.
Dogs are not permitted inside the Sonora Room Restaurant, nor are they permitted to stay in the Guest House.
Our bell tower houses an interesting and informative self-guided tour that can be enjoyed during The Sonora Room Restaurant hours. The entrance to the Self Guided Tour is through the Sonora Room Restaurant.
As above, please note that children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the self guided tour tower unaccompanied by an adult.
Guided Public Winery Tours
Guided tours for the public are offered on Saturdays at 4 pm and Sundays at 10:30 am, between Victoria Day (May) Long weekend and early-September. Please call the front desk for tour status update during harvest at 1-877-498-0620 ext 1.
The cost is $5 per person, and tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour in the Wine Shop. There is a maximum of 12 people per tour – first come, first serve!
Guided Public Tours last approximately 30 minutes, and require a moderate level of physical fitness as stairs are part of the tour. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted on the Guided Public Tours as the group will enter into a working cellar with some hazards not suitable for young children.
Our facility has access for wheelchairs everywhere except for the bell tower. Please let us know if there is anything our staff can do to make mobility on our grounds as easy as possible.