Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2010 Olympics – Day 12

I love a winery that takes some time and puts some thought into making an impressive looking winery…as long as they also invest in the necessities to making great wine as well. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is one of a few wineries in the Okanagan Valley that have taken that time and money and transformed their winery into an architecturally stunning, esthetically pleasing winery to visit.

As you are driving up to the winery you notice how it is flat roofed, made of this burnt orange, stucco material that is reminiscent of being in the desert – but, then again, you are at the northernmost tip of the Sonora Desert so, it fits. They have a restaurant that is open most of the year, a guest house with 10 rooms, plus the huge Meritage Suite not to mention their amazing wines. There are 42 wines from 8 grapes and only one is currently sold out. Now, not all wines are available for order online but if you are making a trip to the winery, you have quite a selection to choose from. Given that the Syrah has a two bottle limit, I am thinking it is definitely a must try, must buy wine.

Tasting Room open year round, except for weekends during the winter season.
The Sonora Room (Restaurant) will be opening for the 2010 season on Friday, February 12th and will remain open until December. Please see website for specific details.
The Guest house has similar hours to The Sonora Room. Please see website for specific details.
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
100 Burrowing Owl Place
RR#1 Site 52, Comp 20
Oliver, British Columbia, V0H 1T0
Toll Free: 877.498.0620
Local: 250.498.0620
Email: info@burrowingowlwine.ca
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