Burrowing Owl Winery
Burrowing Owl wines are among our favourites and we’ve posted blogs previously about our Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc tastings. We have also been to the winery a couple of times (read here) but for whatever reason had not tasted the Burrowing Owl Merlot. The winery and vineyard lie within one of Canada’s most unique ecosystems which includes the northern most tip of the Sonora Desert. The location is on a sandy plateau near the north end of Osoyoos Lake in the heart of wine country.

Burrowing Owl Merlot
On this day we tasted the 2006 Burrowing Owl Merlot, one of the wines we purchased a couple of years ago but had not opened until last week. Bottled in 2008 the Merlot is deep burgundy in colour and has a dark meaty aroma. The taste is very smooth with flavours of plum and blackberry. Definitely a red meat wine but also very smooth and easy to drink. We really enjoyed the wine, but at $30 a bottle it is not an everyday wine… save it for a somewhat special occasion. 

Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs on their website, one is their 19th Hole Blog where they share personal experiences and the Biz Blog where they share business best practices and golf industry related opinions. They have owned CK Golf Solutions for 5 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries.