Judging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

  I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, held at Government House in Victoria. These wine awards, established in 2003, by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, are designed to recognize excellence in wine making. Unlike other competitions, there are no bronze, silver or gold medals handed…

  Salmon House On The Hill Marks 40 Years with Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Dinner

    On Thursday, October 6th, 2016 the Salmon House On The Hill restaurant will host a special Burrowing Owl Estate Winery proprietor’s dinner.  The event will honour the success of the Okanagan icon as well as celebrating The Salmon House’s 40th anniversary.  Guests will enjoy a six-course dinner paired with world-class wines from Burrowing Owl…

The Future Looks Bright:  New Solar & Renewable Energy Investments at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

  Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is already known for its commitment to creating premium Okanagan wines in an environmentally sustainable manner.  Its new investment in solar panels and renewable energy infrastructure, however, is sure to cement its reputation as a leader in the field. Burrowing Owl proprietor Jim Wyse has always approached the winery with…

#FridayFavourites…places to go, things to do this weekend and thru April 28

    New Happy Hour, fresh menus and return of Sunday Supper Series signals start of spring at OPUS Hotel   BIRDS OF A FEATHER: ROYAL DINETTE’S JACK CHEN AND BURDOCK & CO.’S ANDREA CARLSON TAKE FLIGHT FOR FIFTH “UGLY DUCKLING” DINNER, APRIL 26    BEACH BAY CAFÉ & PATIO’S CHEF FELIX ZHOU DEBUTS NEW SPRING…

Burrowing Owl Wines and Culinary Pairings at Kitsilano Boathouse

  On Wednesday, April 27 2016, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery will team up with The Boathouse Kitsilano for a unique tasting event.  Guests will enjoy a six-course tasting menu paired with premium wines from the Okanagan icon.  Burrowing Owl’s Brand Ambassador, Sophie Laurent, and Bill Sanford from Appellation Wine Marketing will host the event.  …

Congratulations Jim Wyse, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, named EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Pacific 2015

Jim Wyse, proprietor of the Okanagan’s Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, has been named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Pacific 2015 in the Hospitality and Tourism Category.  On September 24th he accepted the award at a regional award banquet held at Vancouver’s Trade and Convention Centre and emceed by Chris Gailus. The EY Entrepreneur Of The…

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Receives Gold Certification from Green Tourism Program

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is pleased to announce that it has received Gold Certification from the international accreditation body Green Tourism.  The Okanagan winery has long been committed to crafting world-class wines using sustainable viticultural practices as well as providing ongoing support for a program to re-establish its namesake, the endangered burrowing owl, in BC’s…

Burrowing Owl Wines Featured at Seasons in the Park Dinner

  Seasons in the Park is pleased to announce that it will host a dinner featuring the wines of BC’s illustrious Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. On Tuesday,March 18, 2014, guests will enjoy sumptuous Pacific Northwest cuisine paired with premium wines from the South Okanagan favourite. Seasons in the Park’s Executive Chef Peter Isacu has designed a five-course menu that…