In the Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, the team is setting up for the summer with a farm-to-table menu designed to showcase the very best of home-grown produce from respected local cultivators such as: Fine point farms, Road 17 Arctic Char, Covert Farms Organics and Codfathers Seafood Market. Here the food philosophy is uncomplicated. They allow the food to speak for itself, highlighting the natural nuances of the flavor with culinary flair.
Naturally there’s also an exceptional wine list. The focus here is on vintages from the estate’s library no longer available in the tasting room, giving customers access to some of the winery’s earliest creations from ‘97 and ‘98. A truly rare opportunity. Most establishments shy away from this approach as it’s costly. However, the restaurant has an Enomatic system which allows them to keep up to eight wines fresh. This is used to offer two-ounce tasters and flights such as a four Chardonnay flight which includes their 2011, 2009, 2006 and 2005. This feature is a fabulous way to gain appreciation for the characteristics of aged wine. Throughout the summer season red and white library wine flights will be changed regularly so that visitors are allowed a full experience.
But food and wine aren’t the only things here to admire. The restaurant patio faces 140 acres of scenic vineyards. It’s just magical. Their skilled servers just love to pamper their guests. Plus there’s an evening dinner shuttle from Osoyoos so you can leave the car at home. With so much to appreciate, it’s easy to understand why reservations are a must here. Book now and learn for yourself why the Sonora Room is known as the “essence” of Okanagan wine country dining.