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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah 2010, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah

We’ll be soon heading out to the Okanagan with our TV show “One sip at a time. We can’t wait to revisit one of our faves Burrowing Owl. A stunning winery that sits among its vineyards located in one of the most highly regarded areas in Canada for grape growing  the Okanagan, British Columbia . Located near the north end of the Osoyoos Lake and at the northernmost tip of Canada’s only desert the Sonora. This ecosystem provides a challenge for the grapes but the winemaker has the magic touch producing award winning wines year after year.

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I am a Syrah gal, when all the stars… components line up and the Burrowing Owl Syrah 2010 knocks it out of the ball park for me.  A little rich on the budget but hey for that special occasion!

Not only rich admittedly on the purse, but rich in the mouth too! Rich and mouth watering with intense flavours of blackberries especially and hints of mocha with a long lingering finish. The barbecue repairman is coming this week to fix my BBQ and I’ll be ready to pair some of my fav Syrah with my chicken specialty!

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah

Why the name Burrowing Owl? The winery founders  Jim and Midge Wyse had a strong commitment to environmental and ecological sustainability. When they purchased the land that learned that the little owl may have lived on the land previously but now had become an endangered species.

Rarely found in the region today the winery donates the fees collected in the tasting room to the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC. Run now by son and President Chris Wyse the commitment continues and the wine shop alone raises close to $50,000 each year for this organization as well as the SORCO. (South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls)

Perpetua Chardonnay

Where can I get Okanagan wines in Ontario? Ask The Wine Ladies.

Perpetua Chardonnay

Perpetua Chardonnay

Dear Wine Ladies,

As a fairly recent transplant from the west coast via a brief stint in Calgary and Saskatoon, I am dismayed by the lack of Okanagan wines found here on the shelves and across Canada. I recently discovered a stunner of a Chardonnay, although a little pricey, well worth it from what was in the bottle to the exquisite and innovative packaging. It was called Perpetua, was luscious and creamy with an aroma of lemon, absolutely delicious. With the spring coming, I am wondering if this company makes any equally impressive red wines, and if so how would I go about finding them.

Derek,

Thornhill, Ontario

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Dear Derek,

We too were impressed with the Chardonnay Perpetua, you are referring to which is one of the Legacy Series wines produced by Mission Hill Family Estate. Indeed delicious, this is a single vineyard Chardonnay from Osoyoos that premiered with the 2006 vintage. The Legacy Series represents Mission Hill’s top tier wines. A blend of art and science, with the fruit being sourced from specific blocks within select vineyards via GIS mapping. Weather stations within the vineyards monitoring climactic conditions, and winemaker John Simes practicing his personal art of wine making. The wines have received multiple awards and recognition from wine writers and experts both at home and internationally.

Mission Hill produces two Legacy Series red wines, with “Oculus” their Bordeaux- inspired signature wine being the first, and Quatrain, a blend of four grape varieties, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon being the second. Quatrain, by the way means a poem or a stanza that is always composed of four lines. Both of these red wines, admittedly pricey, particularly Oculus at $70.00, are also well worth the top dollar they fetch.

Submit your question to info@TheWineLadies.com

Perpetua Chardonnay

Bring on the Okanagan wines please! Ask The Wine Ladies.

Perpetua Chardonnay

Perpetua Chardonnay

Dear Wine Ladies,

I am a fairly recent transplant from the west coast via a brief stint in Calgary and Saskatoon. And I am dismayed by the lack of Okanagan wines found here on the shelves and across Canada. I recently discovered a stunner of a Chardonnay. Although a little pricey, well worth it from what was in the bottle to the exquisite and innovative packaging. It was called Perpetual. The wine was luscious and creamy with an aroma of lemon, absolutely delicious. With the fall coming, I am wondering if this company makes any equally impressive red wines, and if so how would I go about finding them.

Derek

Dear Derek,

We too were impressed with the Perpetual Chardonnay. You are referring to which is one of the Legacy Series wines produced by Mission Hill Family Estate Winery. Indeed delicious! This is a single vineyard Chardonnay from Osoyoos that premiered with the 2006 vintage.

The Legacy Series represents Mission Hill’s top tier wines, a blend of art and science, with the fruit being sourced from specific blocks within select vineyards via GIS mapping, weather stations within the vineyards monitoring climactic conditions, and winemaker John Simes practicing his personal art of winemaking . The wines have received multiple awards and recognition from wine writers and experts both at home and internationally.

Mission Hill produces two Legacy Series red wines, with “Oculus” their Bordeaux- inspired signature wine being the first, and Quatrain, a blend of four grape varieties, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon being the second. Quatrain, by the way means a poem or a stanza that is always composed of four lines. Both of these red wines, admittedly pricey, particularly Oculus at $70.00, are also well worth the top dollar they fetch. Visit Mission Hill  ordering in Ontario.