Burrowing Owl Wines Wow Judges at International Competitions

The Okanagan’s Burrowing Owl Estate Winery continues to galvanize its reputation as a world-class winemaker with outstanding results from several recent international wine competitions. Burrowing Owl’s 2012 Syrah won Gold at the Syrah du Monde 2015. The winery was also awarded numerous medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition and the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Burrowing Owl enters international competitions with the goal of having its wines evaluated against the best bottles from winemaking regions all around the globe. This allows the winery to ensure that it continues to produce world-class wines. This year’s results speak for themselves.

Burrowing Owl’s 2012 Estate Syrah was the only Canadian Syrah to be awarded Gold at the Syrah du Monde 2015. The prestigious competition was held in France on May 20th-22nd.

Recent awards include:

2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition

  • Double Gold Medal – 96 points – 2012 Merlot
  • Gold Medal – 93 points – 2011 Meritage
  • Silver Medals – 2012 Athene, 2012 Cabernet Franc, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Chardonnay
  • Bronze Medals – 2012 Pinot Noir, 2012 Syrah, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition

  • Gold Medal – 2012 Athene
  • Silver Outstanding – 2011 Meritage
  • Silver Medals – 2012 Cabernet Franc, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Merlot, 2012 Syrah
  • Bronze Medals -2012 Pinot Noir, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Decanter World Wine Awards

  • Silver – 2013 Chardonnay & 2012 Pinot Noir
  • Bronze – 2012 Athene, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Merlot, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Commended – 2011 Meritage & 2012 Syrah

2015 Syrah du Monde

  • Gold – 2012 Syrah
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