Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

About The Winery

Established in 1997 and built the following year, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery straddles the north tip of the Sonora Desert and shares its vineyards with a variety of this unique ecosystem's inhabitants. Home to bluebirds, bats, meadowlarks, bears, bighorn sheep and of course, burrowing owls, the winery uses alternative pest control systems to safely deter indigenous species from grazing in the vineyards. Nestled on a sandy plateau near the north end of Lake Osoyoos, Burrowing Owl is situated in one of the most highly rated locations for growing grapes in Canada. Jim Wyse began replanting the vineyards in 1993 with no plans for a winery. However, the recognition given to wines made with his grapes spurred Wyse to build his own winery. Today, the grounds include not only a gravity flow system and a temperature-controlled cave/cellar, but also a beautiful wine shop, a tasting bar, a luxurious 10-room guesthouse and a renowned fine-dining restaurant. The amazing views and comfortable ambiance make Burrowing Owl one of Oliver's most popular wineries. In addition to multiple "Best of B.C." and "Best of Canada" honors, Burrowing Owl's wines have received international best-of-class awards.

The Details

100 Burrowing Owl Place
Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0


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