Tasting Notes

2015 Athene

Ripe and fruit driven with blackberry, blueberry, shortbread pie crust, dark chocolate, baking spice, coconut, vanilla and some complex pipe tobacco. The palate is dry and full-bodied with intense ripe black and blue fruit, black plum, cassis, bla Read More

2016 bottling Coruja

Coruja (kor-OO-jia) - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is proud to offer a fortified port-style wine. The name, Portuguese for “owl,” pays homage to the winery’s namesake and to the country of origin for this style of wine.

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2016 Cabernet Franc

An intense nose of casis, black cherry, spiced black plums, dried herbs, dark chocolate, nutmeg and licorice with the grape's signature floral potpourri, lavender and violet notes. The palate is medium bodied, silky in texture with lovely ripe tan Read More

2015 Cabernet Franc

A complex pretty and fruit driven nose with violet and potpourri alongside damson plum, blueberry, black cherry and some complex pastry crust and tobacco notes. The palate is silky textured, medium-bodied with ripe medium tannins, lots of ripe bl Read More

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

A fresh and intense Cabernet Sauvignon showing true Okanagan terroir. The nose shows red and black currant, blackberry and plum, burlap, dried sage, paprika and baking spice with integrated vanilla oak, cocoa, shortbread and a subtle floral note. Read More

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Intense aromas of cassis, dried herbs, dried sage, tobacco, cedar and black plum with some subtle but complex floral notes. The palate is firm and structured with high levels of ripe tannin, high acidity and a medium body. Concentrated cassis, bla Read More

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

An intense and driven wine with structured tannins and acidity for long ageing. The nose shows cassis, tobacco, mulberry, blueberry, sage and mixed baking spices. The palate has lots of toasty oak, espresso, vanilla and caramel and is balanced wit Read More

2016 Chardonnay

Ripe fruit and nicely integrated oak meld together in this modern, restrained Chardonnay. Vanilla, nut and popcorn barrel notes mix with white peach, banana, cantaloupe melon, pear and a lemon on the nose. The palate starts with a creamy texture b Read More

2015 Chardonnay

A restrained, crisp and fresh Chardonnay that nicely balances aromas of ripe cantaloupe melon and peach fruit with complex popcorn, hazelnut, and lemon notes. The palate is medium-bodied, has crisp mineral acidity and intense lemon zest, nectarine Read More

2015 Malbec

Intense spice and pepper on the nose along with ripe blackberry, blueberry, cassis, liquorice, violet, orange zest and some vanillin oak in the background. The palate is full bodied and rich with lots of ripe blackberry, mulberry, black pepper, ch Read More

2014 Malbec

An intense nose of blackberry and black cherry fruit with baked raspberry and subtle and complex notes of pastry crust, vanilla, sweet baking spices, dark chocolate, mint and sage. The palate is dry, full bodied with lots of black pepper and papri Read More

2015 Meritage

Savoury dried herbs, roast red pepper, sun-dried tomato, cedar, spice, orange zest, burlap and subtle floral notes make for a complex nose. The palate is dry and medium-bodied with ripe firm tannins, crisp acidity and lots of cassis, dried plum an Read More

2014 Meritage

An intriguing and complex nose shows red and black currant, vanilla, burlap, tobacco, potpourri, spice and tangy, meaty chorizo notes. The palate is elegant and balanced with ripe tannins, juicy fresh acidity and unfolding layers of flavour throug Read More

2013 Meritage

Burrowing Owl’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 hint of toasty oak. The palate is firmly structured with a f Read More

2016 Merlot

Combining elegance and structure, the nose opens with toasty oak, dark chocolate, coffee and bacon alongside black plum, black cherry, prune studded fruit cake and with complex tobacco, clove, shortbread and floral notes. The palate is full and ri Read More

2015 Merlot

Loads of ripe baked plum, black cherry, red berries, licorice and clove spice with complex notes of shortbread, dried sage, cedar and hints of leather in the background. The palate is dry and full bodied with balanced acidity and firm ripe tannins Read More

2014 Merlot

From the warm 2014 vintage comes this lush fruited and complex Merlot. The nose shows damson plum, violets, black cherry, vanilla, Christmas cake and complex baking spices. The palate is soft, rich, ripe and round with intense dark chocolate dippe Read More

2017 Pinot Gris

Quintessential BC Pinot Gris with intense aromas of pear, honeydew melon and lots of lemon and grapefruit zest. some cilantro, spice, apple and citrus blossom add complexity. The palate is dry, soft and round textured balanced by crisp racy acidit Read More

2016 Pinot Gris

The South Okanagan style of the 2016 Burrowing Owl Pinot Gris shows great aromatic complexity, substance and freshness. Bartlett pear, honeydew melon, peach, and apricot build up on the nose with hints of grapefruit, apple blossom, and honeycomb, Read More

2016 Pinot Noir

A nose of ripe yet juicy strawberry, raspberry and plum with licorice spice, vanilla, cherry pie and some leather, meat, dried sage and toasty oak aromas. The palate is silky textured with light elegant tannins and flavours of ripe cherry, strawbe Read More

2015 Pinot Noir

A rich, ripe Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir from the warm 2015 vintage. The nose shows ripe black cherry, dried fig, black forest cake, dark chocolate, vanilla and pretty violet floral notes. The palate is intense and rich with silky tannins and flavour Read More

2017 Sauvignon Blanc

A complex and intense nose with lots of vanilla, caramel and hazelnut combining with ripe peach, gooseberry, banana and mango and fresh grassy and green bell pepper notes. The palate is full bodied, intense and powerful with crisp acidity. The toa Read More

2016 Sauvignon Blanc

The 2016 Burrowing Owl Sauvignon Blanc opens on an intense nose combining grassy freshness with ripe citrus and orchard fruits. There is honeydew melon, peach, apple, pear, mandarin and a little honey, gooseberry and dried sage. It is dry, crisp a Read More

2016 Syrah

The wine starts with a delicate elegance and opens into a ripe and rich full bodied Syrah. The nose shows dark fruit, dried blueberry and damson plum mixed harmoniously with leather, clove, black pepper and cedar notes. The palate is intense with Read More

2015 Syrah

A ripe, rich and meaty Burrowing Owl Syrah from the warm 2015 vintage. The nose shows blackberry, dried blueberry, ripe damson plum and smoky, meaty, bacon, coconut, leather and coffee with some dark chocolate and floral violet notes. The palate i Read More