Burrowing Owl Estate Winery


Directions: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is located at 500 Burrowing Owl Place (off Black Sage Road), about halfway between Oliver and Osoyoos.

Directions from Osoyoos: Drive north from Osoyoos on Hwy 97 for 8 kms, turn east (right) on Road 22, and travel about 3 kms to the winery.
Directions from Oliver: Drive South from Oliver about 13 kms to Road 22, turn east (left) on Road 22, and travel about 3 kms to the winery.

Wine Shop Hours

February 14 – March 31:
10 am – 4 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
10 am – 5 pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

April 1 – April 30:
10 am – 4 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday
10 am – 5 pm, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

May 1 – October 13 :
10 am – 6 pm Open 7 days a week

October 14 – December 14:
10 am – 4 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
10 am – 5 pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


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The People

Jim Wyse – Founder and Proprietor
Chris Wyse – President
Kerri Wyse-McNolty – VP Marketing

About Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Located near the north end of Osoyoos Lake in BC’s fabled Okanagan Valley, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is devoted to crafting world-class wines in an environmentally-sustainable manner. Founder Jim Wyse has always had a strong commitment to striving for balance in all things, and this philosophy infuses everything that’s done at Burrowing Owl, from viticulture to winemaking. In the vineyard, the natural balance is maintained by recruiting bluebirds and bats to help control harmful insects; at the winemaking facilities, state-of-the-art technology is employed along with traditional winemaking methods.

Remarkable for its strikingly beautiful setting as well as its environmental leadership, the winery has become a destination for wine lovers around the globe: every year Burrowing Owl welcomes over 100,000 visitors at its Wine Shop, Sonora Room Restaurant, and Guest House. Burrowing Owl’s success has also benefited our feathered friends, as the winery supports conservation work that is helping its namesake, the endangered burrowing owl, make a comeback in British Columbia.

Balance is a time-honored goal in the making of premium wines, and working toward balance is a way of life at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Founder Jim Wyse is committed to balance, well beyond that of the fine, world-class wines being produced. A kind of Hippocratic oath (“to do no harm”) underlies the creative viticultural and enological practices at Burrowing Owl.