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“One of the best meals ever”
Review of The Sonora Room

The Sonora Room
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Ranked #3 of 45 Restaurants in Oliver
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Black Sage Road
Description: The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable destination for tourists seeking an agricultural and culinary experience. The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery features prominently in this regard with its epicurean excellence, superb service, relaxed style and scenic splendour. The restaurant overlooks 146 acres of picturesque vineyard from the patio or inside the warm and inviting dining room. The philosophy of the talented culinary team is to embrace the opportunity to showcase many of the South Okanagan’s local producers. Dishes are created that utilize an array of local organic produce, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses, and pair perfectly with Burrowing Owl's award winning wines. The exclusive wine list includes a selection of Burrowing Owl's current vintages, and library wines that are no longer publicly available for sale. Creative cuisine, impeccable service and a beautiful venue highlight the great agricultural diversity of the region.
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Dined here with relatives whilst on a driving tour of Canada. When they told me the approximate cost beforehand I thought a bit expensive, however the food was some of the best I have tasted anywhere, the service impeccable and the location and ambiance first rate. The restaurant is situated in the midst of a large vineyard with extensive views (we visited in the evening but returned the following day to tour the vineyard and purchase some wine). but back to the food everything we had was cooked to perfection and complemented by the excellant wine, served by the most welcoming and friendly staff who had the knack of making you feel like personal guests. The following day we did a tour of several wineries in the area tasting several varieties of grape in each location (good job I was not driving)! All the wine was of a very good quality as good as any I have tasted anywhere can anyone tell me why we cannot purchase Canadian wine in the UK?

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Thank paulukRishton
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Closed out our family vacation with dinner and spectacular view on the deck at Burrowing Owl. Food was flavourful, atmosphere comfortable, enjoyable wines and beverages, and service excellent. It was nice to sit back have some good conversation and listen to the grapes ripening.

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Thank dsnowi
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The menu is small, but the view is astonishing and the food is first rate. Also, they have their own wines by the glass. I'm waiting for my return trip (third visit) when I'll stay on the resort itself. Can't wait!

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Thank Dilly27
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Could not wait to see Burrowing Owl, Love the wine in Vancouver so much. Was not disappointed in the showstopping restaurant. Had Garlic and carrot blue cheese soup. And shared the Antipasti Platter, Worth the drive to see the estate, even bought the t-shirt, and oh yes wine.

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Thank Angela H
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

If you can get an outside table at sunset at the Sonora Room you will have an experience that you will want to repeat. Outstanding wine, food, ambiance and most of all service. My wife and I spent from 7:30 until 10 pm, on the deck, enjoying everything that the Sonora Room could provide and absolutely everything was perfect! Kudos to the chef and servers!
If weather does not permit outdoor service I might tip my hat to the Old Vines at Quail's Gate but it would be too close to call. The Sonora Room could do something to improve the ambiance of its indoor dining as it seems like a hall - a large room in need of something. The natural setting itself and the architecture of the winery, restaurant and rooms is amazing.
In any case, we will return.

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Thank bigscreen
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