25 years ago, Wild Goose Vineyards was just one of three farm-gate wineries in BC’s Okanagan Valley. Of these originals, Wild Goose is the only one that’s remained family-owned and operated. From vineyard to glass, it’s a testament to the Kruger family’s hard-work ethic, excellent business management and passion for all that they do.
“We’re greatly honoured to have been in the business 25 years and very proud to see the growth of the whole BC wine industry. It’s come a long way,” says GM Roland Kruger. “When you look at all the wineries, tourism, and agri-tourism industries now, it’s remarkable what’s happened.”
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Wild Goose will be hosting a variety of events throughout the season, including a free Summer Kick-off Open House Thursday, June 4th, 12-5pm, and a series of celebrations on the 25th of each month starting in June. Visitors and neighbours are invited to stop by the winery to meet the winemakers, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, and live entertainment.
Wild Goose is wrapping up the year on Saturday, October 10th with their 2nd Annual Beale Street Festival. A tribute to the famous Memphis Blues Festival, their Beale Street Festival will feature a fabulous line-up of blues musicians, including Vancouver blues icon Sherman “Tank” Doucette, and Tennessee-style BBQ cuisine by Chef Sarren Wolfe at the winery’s on-site Smoke & Oak Bistro. Tickets are $37.50 and include a souvenir wine glass.
For all info please visit www.wildgoosewinery.com.
~ Sarah Willard