The Calliope Story

The Wyse Family – founders of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery in Oliver BC – is proud to introduce a line up of wines under a new label: Calliope. Pronounced ka-LIE-oh-pee, this captivating name pays homage to a tiny hummingbird found in southern British Columbia which is Canada’s smallest bird. The word Calliope is of Greek origin meaning ‘beautiful voice’ and was chosen by the Wyse family in recognition of their interest in birds and music. Calliope is also the Greek Muse of Eloquence and Poetry.

Grapes for Calliope wines are carefully sourced from local vineyards in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Winemakers are granted the freedom to escape from tradition and utilize their creative talents to find new frontiers, explore new taste profiles and create delightful, expressive, fresh characteristics in each varietal or blend.With a focus on early consumption, oak applications are minimized and wines are sealed under screw caps to retain bright fruit flavours and crisp acidity in the wines. Calliope wines are designed to pair with casual lunches on the patio, or with contemporary cuisine.

Currently, Calliope wines are available in retail stores in B.C.Alberta, SaskatchewanOntario, Quebec and New Brunswick.

You can also enjoy them in the Sonora Room Restaurant at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, and in select restaurant locations throughout B.C. and Alberta during special promotions.