Tasting Notes

2014 Athene

A bold wine with aromas of baked blackberry, ripe blueberry, damson plum, cassis, dark chocolate and some toasty, smoky oak with a pretty floral and liquorice spice side. The palate is intensely flavoured, full bodied and rich with dried raspberry Read More

2013 Athene

Intense and intriguing aromas on the nose with pastry crust, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, dried thyme and sage, ripe Italian plum and with some complex paprika, cinnamon and black pepper spice. The palate is ripe Read More

2012 Athene

This co-fermentation of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon produced a rich and seductive wine with balance and great complexity. It is full bodied and packed with concentrated black frui Read More

2011 Athene

A modern BC blend with the soft richness of Syrah blended with Cabernet Sauvignon's structure and verve.The nose shows Syrah's black pepper, Italian plum, blueberry and savoury, meaty notes along with Cabernet's cassis, violet, dried sage and ceda Read More

2015 bottling Coruja

Introducing Coruja (kor-OO-jia) - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is proud to offer it’s first 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. Read More

2014 Cabernet Franc

A ripe yet elegant nose showing a complex range of floral violet notes, five spice, sage, plum, black cherry and liquorice with a subtle hint of dark chocolate infused with orange zest. The palate is medium in body, elegant and refreshing with cri Read More

2013 Cabernet Franc

An intense nose showing both the pretty, complex side of Cabernet Franc and the ripeness of the Okanagan’s 2013 vintage. There are aromas of lavender, purple flowers, red currant, oak and blueberry with a nice savoury note of tobacco, and dried Read More

2012 Cabernet Franc

A potpourri of rich and exotic spices mixed in with a lovely fruit bouquet with aromas of blueberry, crushed raspberry and brambleberry mixed with notes of vanilla, earth and black olive. The palate is dry with fresh acidity balancing the rich fru 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

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

The warm 2013 vintage has produced a Cabernet Sauvignon with all the structure and ripeness you hope for while remaining quintessentially Okanagan: the nose shows a complex mix of cassis, blackberry, black olive, dusty oak, cedar, tobacco and lots Read More

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

This vintage showcases this fantastic vineyard site for Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose combines ripe cassis, damson plum, blueberry, black olive and hints of dried sage and tobacco. There is cedar, vanilla, marzipan and 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

2014 Chardonnay

The 2014 Chardonnay shows the ripe fruitiness of the 2014 vintage with winemaking restraint. It has ripe peach, nectarine, tropical pineapple and papaya notes on the nose with some well integrated subtle toasty oak and fresh mandarin and lemon ci Read More

2013 Chardonnay

The 2013 vintage balances freshness and ripeness with subtly-used French oak. The nose shows lemon, nectarine, hints of banana and pineapple with notes of nut, lees and well-integrated dusty oak. The palate is crisp, medium bodied wit 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

2013 Malbec

The nose is spicy, peppery and rustic with intense aromas of blackberry, dried fig, cigar box, leather, vanilla and meat, with subtle violet notes in the background. The palate 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

2012 Meritage

Vibrant and complex nose with everything from ripe raspberry, cassis, blackberry and prune plum through to dried sage brush, orange zest, clove, black olive, marzipan, dusty vanillin oak and malt. The palate is dry, ri Read More

2011 Meritage

A complex, fresh red blend from the moderate 2011 vintage showing aromas ranging the broad spectrum from cassis, vanilla, blackberry and black plum through roasted nut, smoke, black olive, chocolate ice-cream, burlap, dried sage, cocoa and some sw 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

2013 Merlot

A mix of brambly red berry fruit on the nose with paprika, roasted red pepper, stewed plum, black cherry, dark chocolate and violet along with some sweet vanillin pastry crust. The palate is dry, full bodied and has nice vibrant mixed red and blac Read More

2012 Merlot

The 2012 Merlot displays captivating notes of blackberry, damson plum, dried orange peel, vanilla and cocoa mingled with sweet Christmas spices. It is a full bodied red that offers a plush mouthfeel loaded with concentrated flavours o Read More

2011 Merlot

An intriguing combination of complex spices, silky texture and juicy red fruits. On the nose there is dusty cocoa and vanilla notes, plum, spiced cherry, mulberry and blueberry with complex paprika, cinnamon and smoke in the background.The palate Read More

2010 Merlot

This wine launches with a complex nose combining the fruitiness of ripe black cherry, black plum, blueberry and blackberry with interesting savoury notes. There is smoke, dark chocolate, pastry crust, bacon, cinnamon, vanilla and clove along with 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

2015 Pinot Gris

The 2015 Pinot Gris opens on an intense nose of the classic Pinot Gris aromas of pear, peach and honeydew melon along with some more exotic notes of apple blossom, grapefruit and pineapple. The palate is dry with crisp acidity and shows lush, ripe Read More

2014 Pinot Gris

The nose on Burrowing Owl Estate Winery's 2014 Pinot Gris opens with seductive, ripe expressions of pear, honeydew melon and nectarines, with white flower, cardamom and pine needle undertones. The palate has a mouth-filling richness with layers of Read More

2014 Pinot Noir

The 2014 Pinot Noir opens on a complex nose combining earthy and savoury spices, pipe tobacco and sweet vegetal notes with lots of ripe black cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit. There is even a hint of game meat, nut, vanilla and some orange z Read More

2013 Pinot Noir

2013 Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot noir releases a concentrated nose of raspberry coulis on a background canvas of violet, soft spice, meaty and vanillin undertones. The palate is coated with intense flavours of wild strawberries and baked dar 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

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Aromatic and intense, the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc opens on a complex combination of peach, pear and cantaloupe melon overlying subtle toasty vanillin oak and hazelnut undertones. The palate has both richness and freshness. It is dry, crisp in acidity Read More

2014 Sauvignon Blanc

Subtle flavours of fresh cut grass, lemon and passionfruit intermingle on the nose with vanilla, leafy and candied fruit undertones. The pa Read More

2013 Sauvignon Blanc

This aromatic varietal offers scents of lemon rind, passion-fruit, guava, and gooseberry mingled with some vanilla toastiness on the nose from barrel ageing. Medium bodied and balanced with a zesty mouth watering acidity makes for a rich yet fresh Read More

2014 Syrah

Concentrated and intense from the ripe 2014 vintage this is packed with ripe blackberry, blueberry and baked wild berry fruit with complex notes of charred meat, black pepper, bacon and liquorice. The palate is full bodied and rich with more dark Read More

2013 Syrah

Delicate and elegant, the 2013 Syrah opens on a deep and harmonious nose of violet, warm and treacly black fruits meshed together with tobacco, cocoa, wood spice and black pepper. On the palate the wine progresses smoothly with flavours of damson Read More

2012 Syrah

Rich aromas of blueberry and blackberry mesh together with layers of leather, earth, tobacco and white pepper. This full-bodied wine fills the mouth with a plump and silky feel complimented with a well-balanced structure of acidity and tannin. Sed Read More

2013 Tempranillo

The first Tempranillo from Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. The nose shows toasty vanillin oak, ripe blueberry, mulberry and stewed strawberry along with violet and some savoury tobacco, cigar and baking spice notes. The palate is full bodied with fir Read More