Smoke & Oak Bistro
Visit Smoke & Oak Bistro for a new spin on casual dining. Enjoy the vineyard view from our tasting room patio while you dig into some amazing appetizers and salads, local meats on the smoker, and creatively inspired sandwiches. The Smoke & Oak Bistro Bistro team believes in using local products and flavours in new ways to bring the world of cuisine to Okanagan Falls. The menu is inspired by the fiery heat of South American and the smoke flavours of the Southern USA, all tied together through the freshness of local ingredients. Vineyard cuttings and wine barrels are used to smoke our meats in an authentic competition worthy smoker, imported directly from Tennessee.
At Smoke & Oak Bistro we create food for everyone, whether it is hearty and filling or light and savoury. The Smoke & Oak Bistro team and three generations of winemakers at Wild Goose welcome you to the winery to share a table and a glass of wine with your friends and family, in a fun, family friendly BBQ environment.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Patio dining
- Wine, beer, cider and non-alcoholic beverages available
- Take out available
- First come, first served – self serve style
Southern “Okanagan” BBQ in the heart of the Valley!
Smoke & Oak Bistro Information
Wild Goose Vineyards:
Third generation winemaker Nik Kruger’s approach to winemaking has been to grow the highest quality fruit and then transfer this quality into ultra-premium wines. Year after year Wild Goose wines have exhibited the best that Mother Nature has to offer. From carefully grown grapes to the delicate bottling process; Wild Goose wines are benchmarks of British Columbia winemaking at its best.
Tasting Room at Wild Goose Vineyards:
We are open daily from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Look forward to seeing you soon!
Families and groups are always welcome.
- Picnic area
- Complimentary wine tastings
- Wheel chair accessible
- Bus, RV, and large vehicle parking available
- Smoke & Oak Bistro food service on site.
History of Wild Goose Vineyards:
It all began in early 1983 when founder Adolf Kruger purchased a barren piece of land east of Okanagan Falls. Upon his return to his newly purchased property he discovered a large flock of Canada geese feeding amongst the tumbleweeds, boulders, and rubble. As he approached, the flock of geese took flight and flew to the north. This vision inspired Adolf to call the property Wild Goose Vineyards.
Adolf first planted Riesling and Gewurztraminer; he quickly secured a contract to sell the grapes to Mission Hill Winery. Over the next few years Mission Hill produced outstanding wines from these aromatic grapes. In the late eighties Adolf and two other parties formed a plan that would allow smaller wineries to make wine using grapes grown on site that could be sold through the “farm gate.” After much lobbying and persistence the farm gate winery was born in British Columbia.
Wild Goose Winery was the seventeenth winery in BC and was established in June 1990. The winery started producing Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Marechal Foch. Consumers quickly took to the concept of small wineries and flocked to the Okanagan Valley to spend time on the beach, play a little golf, and tour wineries. Over time Wild Goose would establish itself as one of the premium small producers of VQA wines. Customers turned to friends and many still to this day visit the winery and the Kruger family.