There are so many incredible gems studded throughout BC that are worth checking out this summer! There's a BC winery getaway you have to put on the bucket list that will actually make you feel like you're in Tuscany. Wine-lovers and people dreaming of an Italian vacation have to put this place on the top of their list.
The Burrowing Owl Estate Winery in Oliver looks like a Tuscan Villa and it's surrounded by the desert hills of the Okanagan Valley. Whether you drop by for a meal, a wine tasting or a romantic weekend getaway—you'll fall in love with this slice of BC that looks a lot like Italy.
Anyone driving through BC this summer needs to stop at this winery at least for a tour and tasting. Their wine is some of the best in the province and you'll feel like you're in Italy when you're on their incredible property. Plus, the winery is eco-friendly because it's committed to using its solar panels for electricity and hot water.
You can reserve a private wine tour and tasting in advance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the winery and a sampling of their finest offerings. Their winery tours can be for a group or just a couple of people and include a tasting of five to seven wines. There are also options to do a vineyard walk and cellar tour!
As you can imagine, a stay at the Burrowing Owl Guest House is highly coveted and it's usually booked out six months in advance. It's worth it to come here just to use the pool which has to be one of the most impressive in BC. Whether you stay here in the winter or summer, you'll be treated to a spectacular Italian-style stay.
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery & Guest House
Price: $5 per person for wine tastings, rates at the guest house vary depending on the time of year and are subject to change but they start at $189 per night
Address: 500 Burrowing Owl Pl, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1
Why you need to go: Visit this gorgeous Italian-style winery and villa for wine tastings, dinner or stay at their incredible guest house!