Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl is situated in the South Okanagan Valley near the town of Oliver within the latitudes of 42-50 degrees north where most of the northern hemisphere’s great vineyards are located. 

Founder Jim Wyse purchased the first 100 hectares of vines in 1993, beginning a replanting programme with the first vintage being made in 1997 and a winery built and completed just in time for the 1998 harvest. Son Chris Wyse is now in charge. They now have 170 acres of vines spread over 3 vineyard blocks, planted mainly with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir for the reds, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay for the whites producing currently about 35,000 cases of wine.

The winery is built into the side of the hillside and works by gravity, leading down to the underground barrel cellar. The winery is completely committed to environmental and ecological sustainability in both the winery and vineyards including raising money to support the endangered Burrowing Owl population from which the winery takes its name. These practices include ‘discouraging but never harming’ black bears and safely ‘relocating’ snakes found in ‘troublesome’ areas!

  1. Burrowing Owl Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley
    Burrowing Owl Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley 2015
    Chardonnay 14.0% Vol
    Rest of Americas > Canada
    Ripe melon and peach fruit on the nose and palate balanced with subtle nutty oak flavours and good...
    £24.00 per bottle
  2. Burrowing Owl Merlot, Okanawan Valley
    Burrowing Owl Merlot, Okanagan Valley 2013 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Rest of Americas > Canada
    Ripe and supple fruit, brambles, plums and cherries with spicy hints and soft, round tannins on the...
    £27.00 per bottle
  3. Burrowing Owl Syrah, Okanawan Valley
    Burrowing Owl Syrah, Okanagan Valley 2015
    Syrah/Shiraz 14.5% Vol
    Rest of Americas > Canada
    Ripe and supple fruit, brambles, plums and cherries with spicy hints and soft, round tannins on the...
    £27.00 per bottle