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Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery For more than 28 years, Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery has been producing premium quality wines that touch the four corners of the Okanagan; Sun, Earth,...

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Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery

For more than 28 years, Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery has been producing premium quality wines that touch the four corners of the Okanagan; Sun, Earth, Fruit, and Family. Owned and operated by the Kruger family, the winery is a complete wine country destination offering vineyard views, a spacious tasting room, the Smoke & Oak Bistro with alfresco patio, private function space and award winning wines that immerse you within the bouquet of an Okanagan vineyard. Wild Goose spans three generations of family passion for producing premium approachable wines!

Families and groups are always welcome at Wild Goose Vineyards. Dogs are welcome too!

Amenities:

  • Picnic area
  • Complimentary wine tastings
  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Bus, RV, and large vehicle parking available
  • Smoke & Oak Bistro food service on site.

About Wild Goose wines

Wild Goose Vineyard’s award-winning winemaker Hagen 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 Vineyards 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.

Our ten acre home vineyard is located at the winery site.  This is home to our Stoney Slope Riesling which is grown in glacial soils on a beautiful south facing slope.  Large stones line the rows absorbing the summer heat while the slope allows for maximum sun exposure and drainage.  Despite the rough terrain the fruit grown here is highly coveted by Okanagan winemakers and lends itself well to the crisp acidic white wines Wild Goose produces.

As the slope of the vineyard eases, the soil type transitions to lighter clay. It is in this flat clay loam area of the vineyard that we grow Gewürztraminer of unparalleled quality.  The vines are trained to the pendulum bow training system and produce very low yields; consistently reaching desired sweetness, pH and acidity levels thereby producing one of the best Gewürztraminers in Canada.

Hagen and his team produce Rieslings, Gewürztraminers, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Autumn Gold white blend, Rosé, Red Horizon Meritage blend, Merlot, Dunkelfelder, Pinot Noir and the port-style Black Brant. Most are available at the winery and great retailers throughout the province of BC.

Smoke & Oak Bistro

Visit us 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 from the smoker, specialty Pig Wings, local favourite Bison Burger and creatively inspired sandwiches. Wild Goose welcomes the local boy done good, Chef David Simenoff, to create his visually appealing and mouth watering dishes for your enjoyment.

History of Wild Goose Vineyards

It all began in early 1983 when founder Adolf Kruger and his two sons, Hagen and Roland, 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 Vineyards was the seventeenth winery in BC and was established in June 1990.  The winery started producing Riesling, Gewürztraminer, 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 into friends and many still to this day visit the winery and the Kruger family.

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