Tasting Notes

2017 Athene

An intense wine launching with a nose of toasty oak, vanilla and dark chocolate with ripe blackberry, black cherry and damson plum fruit alongside subtle sweet clove spice, potpourri, mint, cedar, fig, dried black olive and pie crust. The full-bod Read More

2016 Athene

A complex spicy, powerful and intense mix of fruit and savoury elements. Blackberry and cassis fruit dominate, joined by black plum, black cherry and some cherry chocolate liqueur along with complex black pepper, violet, custard and some burlap an Read More

2018 Cabernet Franc

A fresh, pure and vibrant Cabernet Franc showing currants, plum and blueberry with notes of dried flowers and fresh violet and complex paprika, clove, orange zest, sage and dark chocolate. The palate is dry and quite full for Cabernet Franc with l Read More

2017 Cabernet Franc

A complex, powerful yet elegant wine. The nose shows black licorice, black cherry, red and black currant with some savoury dried flowers, dried sage, paprika and mint overlaying some cocoa powder and nutmeg. Medium bodied and elegant on the palate Read More

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

A deep coloured, intense and brooding Cabernet built for the long haul. The nose shows pure blackcurrant, damson plum and blackberry with complex notes of dried sage, violet, clove, burlap and some charred meat and vanilla. Firmly structured with Read More

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

A deep ruby colour with an intense nose of cassis, blackberry, black cherry, dried sage, lavender and orange studded milk chocolate. Graphite, charred meat, potpourri and pie crust notes add complexity. The palate is dry and full bodied with firm Read More

2018 Chardonnay

A vibrant Chardonnay with a fresh nose of crisp green apple, peach, mango, banana and pear with some complex notes of nut, popcorn, butter and caramel. Full-bodied, rich and round textured on the palate with brisk balancing acidity and flavours of Read More

2017 Chardonnay

A fruit driven Chardonnay full of ripe peach, mango, banana, papaya and lemon sherbet fruit with layers of nut, popcorn, caramel and vanillin oak. Full bodied and rich on the palate with crisp acidity and flavours of exotic tropical fruit, white p Read More

NV 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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2017 Malbec

An almost blueish tinge to the deep purple colour and an intense nose of bright, vibrant and fresh blueberry, blackberry and red currant fruit with complex layers of paprika, basil, vanilla and liqueur chocolate cherry. The palate is rustic and ch Read More

2016 Malbec

An intense Malbec showing its trademark rustic brambly mixed berry, blackberry, blueberry, blue flowers and spicy peppercorn aromas with a little caramel and vanilla oak in the background. Full, rich and concentrated and packed with blackberry, da Read More

2017 Meritage

An intense and complex nose of ripe dark fruit with intriguing savoury notes. Cassis, blackberry and ripe black Italian plum mix with gamy, meaty notes, cedar, graphite and some subtle dried rose petal in the background. The full-bodied palate is Read More

2016 Meritage

A complex and intense wine built for ageing yet approachable now. Concentrated cassis, blackberry and dried blueberry fruit are given intrigue by the burlap, bacon, vanilla, dried sage and hints of cedar, violet and paprika. The palate is medium b 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

2018 Merlot

A bright, fresh, silky and complex Merlot with lots of black plum, baking spice, ripe raspberry, mixed brambly berries with violet and lavender floral notes, cocoa, marzipan and vanilla and some Earl Grey tea, burlap and cedar. The palate is full- Read More

2017 Merlot

A fresh, medium bodied Merlot nicely combining bright cherry and black plum fruit with complex floral violet and orange zest notes, subtly integrated vanillin oak and some richer Christmas cake and chocolate notes. The palate shows ripe elegant ta Read More

2019 Pinot Gris

An intense and aromatic nose of grapefruit zest, Anjou pear, honeydew melon, white peach, lemon and cilantro with a touch of white flowers and honey. The dry, crisp and fresh medium-bodied palate adds nectarine, apple, blood orange and just a hint Read More

2018 Pinot Gris

A vibrant pale lemon with intense aromas of pear, lemon and lime, white peach, honeydew melon and white flowers. The palate is crisp and refreshing with pear and green apple, lemon zest, clove spice and some wet stone minerality and a zesty grapef Read More

2018 Pinot Noir

A bright and fresh, medium-bodied Pinot Noir. The nose shows fresh and lively raspberry, cherry and strawberry with layers of custard, potpourri, clove and orange zest with a subtle graphite minerality. The palate is silky textured with light tann Read More

2017 Pinot Noir

Ripe cherry, potpourri, orange zest, raspberry, shortbread, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla notes meld for a fresh and complex nose. The palate is juicy and lively, light in body and tannin and silky textured, packed with flavours of Read More

2019 Sauvignon Blanc

An intense and racy Sauvignon Blanc with lots of tropical gooseberry and passion fruit on the nose, along with peach, lemon, sherbet, dried sage, honeysuckle and chalk with subtle vanilla notes in the background. The palate is dry, racy and powerf Read More

2018 Sauvignon Blanc

A complex and intriguing nose showing vanilla and caramel custard alongside green pepper, jalapeño, fresh green bean and passionfruit yoghurt with some spice and savoury lees notes. The palate shows zingy acidity and bright nectarine, gooseberry, Read More

2018 Syrah

A deep, brooding Syrah with an intense nose of blackberry, black cherry and black plum fruit along with some pastry crust, vanilla and clove and complex notes of burlap, leather, espresso, violet, graphite, black sage and bacon. Dry, full-bodied a Read More

2017 Syrah

An intense, modern example of BC Syrah with lots of black pepper and charred meat notes, powerful blueberry, black plum and blackberry fruit. A little violet, fig, baking spice and nicely integrated oak complete a complex nose. The full bodied and Read More

2018 Viognier

A rich, lush and aromatic Viognier with intense perfumed aromas of honeysuckle, white peach, apricot, mango and vanilla infused poached pear with notes of blood orange and lemon oil. The full-bodied palate with medium acidity is opulent and textur Read More