Tasting Notes

2020 Athene

A complex and intense wine combining aromas of ripe damson plum, blueberry and blackberry along with black pepper, charred meat, bacon, violet, cumin and star anise. The rich textured and elegant palate is full-bodied, balanced with ripe tannins a Read More

2019 Athene

A deep, brooding wine with intense aromas of cassis, blueberry and blackberry along with black pepper, vanilla, dark chocolate, graphite and some dried herbs and burlap. The palate is full-bodied and intense with crisp acidity and ripe firm tannin Read More

2018 Athene

A deep purple-tinged colour with an intense and ripe nose of blackberry and cassis complimented by a complex mix of shortbread, paprika, black pepper and some bacon and game meat notes with hints of leather, dried thyme and potpourri. The palate i Read More

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

2020 Cabernet Franc

An elegant, complex and textural Cabernet Franc. It features aromas of violets, blueberry, blackberry and black plum with notes of shortbread, lavender, coffee and dark chocolate. The medium-bodied palate is intense and fresh with silky tannins. I Read More

2019 Cabernet Franc

A complex, medium bodied Cabernet Franc nicely combining red plum, red currant and cherry with fragrant violet and dried rose petal notes with added layers of vanilla and red and black licorice. The palate is intensely flavoured with ripe tannins, 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

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

A powerful, intense, structured yet refreshing Cabernet Sauvignon built for ageing. The nose shows blackcurrant, wild sage, damson plum, cedar, black licorice and vanilla notes with dried black olives and a graphite miner Read More

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

A youthful Cabernet Sauvignon built for aging. The nose shows intense and complex notes of blackcurrant, redcurrant, black cherry, mint, burlap, paprika, fennel seed, black licorice and graphite with some lavender and violet, leather and nicely in 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

2021 Chardonnay

An intense and bold Chardonnay packed with rich and ripe aromas of peach, mango, papaya and banana overlaid with complex layers of butterscotch, popcorn, caramel and vanilla. The palate is full and round with a creamy tex Read More

2020 Chardonnay

A full-bodied, rich and ripe Chardonnay with vibrant Okanagan acidity. The nose shows complex notes of almond, popcorn, banana, papaya and caramel. The creamy textured, rich palate with crisp balancing acidity adds mango, grilled pineapple, ripe p Read More

2019 Chardonnay

An aromatic Chardonnay with intense orchard aromas of white peach, nectarine, red apple and pear along with honeydew melon, honeysuckle and vanilla, popcorn and a hint of butter. The silky textured palate is full-bodied with crisp, refreshing acid 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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2019 Malbec

Deeply coloured with an intense nose of damson plum, blueberry, violet, blackberry and black pepper with some charred meat and iron. The palate is full bodied with ripe medium tannins, crisp acidity and showing powerful a Read More

2018 Malbec

An intense nose of ripe blueberry and blackberry, with meaty, gamy notes and pepper, clove, vanilla and dried herbs. The characterful and flavourful palate is full-bodied and shows firm, ripe tannins, crisp acidity, lots of paprika and peppercorn Read More

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

2019 Meritage

A classic and complex Meritage blend showing black plum, blackcurrant and blueberry fruit with savoury layers of burlap, dried sage and roasted red peppers with toasty vanilla and shortbread oak notes. The structured pala Read More

2018 Meritage

A complex and intense nose of dried herbs, wild sage, red and black currant, cedar and black plum with hints of licorice that nicely combines savoury and dark fruit notes. The dry, full-bodied palate with firm, grippy tannins is built to last and 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

2008 Meritage

This wine has a lovely deep, dark, purple core with a vivid, violet rim. On the nose, aromas of cassis, black currants, blackberry, truffles and complex earth tones are prevalent with a hint of tobacco and clove. The silky, elegant tannins complem Read More

2021 Merlot

A textural and alluring combination of ripe mixed berries, fruitcake, black cherry and fresh raspberry with savoury notes of burlap, sage, vanilla and dried rose petals. The full-bodied palate, crisp acidity with round medium tannins shows cocoa a Read More

2020 Merlot

A deep, rich Merlot showing intense aromas of black plum, blackberry, stewed blueberries and cocoa with complex pastry crust, graphite and dried black olive notes. The palate is full bodied with ripe soft tannins, crisp acidity, lots of ripe black Read More

2019 Merlot

An intense, vibrant and fresh nose of black plum, blueberry, blackberry and black cherry with some vanilla, dark chocolate, pie crust and a perfumed yet subtle violet note. Full-bodied and smooth textured with intense flavours of mixed summer berr 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

2022 Pinot Gris

A fresh, elegant Pinot Gris capturing the Okanagan sun with pear, honeydew melon and apple notes, along with lemon verbena, lemon sherbet and nectarine. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, refreshing acidity and flavours of lime, melon, stone Read More

2021 Pinot Gris

A fresh, fruit driven, intense and classic Pinot Gris showing notes of pear, honeydew melon and lemon along with some complex apple blossom, lemon zest, lime leaf and subtle mango and papaya tropical notes. Dry with crisp acidity and vibrant green Read More

2020 Pinot Gris

An intense and exotic Pinot Gris with aromas of ripe pear, honeydew melon, nectarine, apple peel, chamomile and orchard blossom with lemon and ruby grapefruit citrus notes and a fresh scent of sage. Just off-dry on the intense palate with bright a 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

2020 Pinot Noir

A bright, vibrant Pinot Noir with a silky texture and intense fresh berry fruits. The nose shows black cherry, clove, burlap, orange zest, baking spices, licorice, vanilla and some exotic floral notes. The medium-bodied p Read More

2019 Pinot Noir

A riper style Pinot Noir with an intense nose showing black cherry and dried plum along with paprika, earth, coffee and vanilla along with some complex potpourri and gamy, meaty notes. The medium-bodied palate is balanced 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

2022 Rosé

A delicate, pale pink in colour, the 2022 Rosé shows floral and fruity aromas of violet, strawberry, watermelon, pear, raspberry and grapefruit with some honey, pepper and lemon zest notes adding complexity. Just off-dry Read More

2021 Rosé

Pale pink in colour with a vibrant, fruity nose showing strawberry, raspberry, rosehip, dried flowers, watermelon and ruby grapefruit zest. Just off-dry on the palate with lively acidity and complex notes of violet, blackberry, Asian pear, melon, Read More

2020 Rosé

A pale pink Rosé with an aromatic nose of rose petals and violet along with pear, watermelon and sweet cherries with savoury notes of orange zest and sage. A hint of sweetness on the palate is balanced by crisp acidity and the intense strawberry, Read More

2021 Sauvignon Blanc

An intense, powerful Sauvignon Blanc with complex layers of zesty fruit and silky oak. The nose shows ripe tropical passionfruit and gooseberry along with peach, dusty vanillin oak, caramel, custard, toasted hazelnuts and lemon, lime leaves and le Read More

2020 Sauvignon Blanc

A complex, fresh and intense Sauvignon Blanc showing lots of tropical passionfruit, papaya, kiwi and cantaloupe along with acacia honey, white peach and lemon basil with complex toasted almond notes. Dry, crisp and vibrant on the palate with lemon 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

2020 Syrah

A complex, intense and brooding Syrah full of baked blackberries, black plum and ripe blueberry fruit with intriguing notes of pie crust, shortbread, bacon, charred meat, sage, game and iodine notes. The palate is full bodied and rich with ripe ta Read More

2019 Syrah

An intense and complex Syrah showing ripe damson plum, blackberry and blueberry along with toasty vanillin oak, chocolate coated liqueur cherries and some savoury charred meat, bacon, black pepper and licorice alongside a subtle incense note. The 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

2020 Viognier

An aromatic, intense and lush Viognier showing floral jasmine and honeysuckle along with ripe apricot, peach, mango, papaya, ripe honeydew melon and vanilla custard with some toasted nuts, caramel and a hint of baking spice. Full bodied and silky Read More

2019 Viognier

Classic aromatic scents of jasmine and honeysuckle lead to rich peach, mango, pineapple and cantaloupe melon with some fresh basil notes. The palate is dry and full-bodied yet shows textbook BC restraint and crispness of acidity, the papaya and ne 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