2nd Annual Beale Street Festival @ Wild Goose Vineyards

Wild Goose is at it again with their 2nd Annual Beale Street Festival. Happening October 10 from 12:00 – 6:00pm the annual festival will be a tribute to the popular Memphis based Beale Street Music Festival. Taking on a true festival theme, the event will feature an Artesian Market complete with craft, food, and beverage vendors in addition to four live bands playing on the Vineyard Stage.

“We’re thrilled to cap off our 25th Anniversary celebrations with the Beale Street Festival.”, says General Manager and Co-Owner Roland Kruger, “It’s going to be an amazing day, Sherman Doucette is bringing an all-star lineup of Blues legends including Juno award winning Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, former BB King bass player Russel B. Jackson, Vancouver piano-man Doc Fingers, and Charlie Jacobson on guitar. Our Smoke & Oak Bistro will be serving up delicious BBQ from our Tennessee smoker and we’ll be pouring our award winning Wild Goose wines alongside Bad Tattoo beers and Howling Moon Craft Cider. Being a family friendly event we’ll also have face painting, non-alcoholic drinks, art, and locally made products. There’s something for everyone; you won’t find a better event for $15.”

Performers include:

  • Headliner: Sherman Doucette Quartet
  • Opening band: Blues Boyz

–          Youth talent: Beamer Wigley and Mason Burns

Confirmed vendors include, more to be announced soon:

Date: Saturday October 10, 2015

Time: 12:00 – 6:00pm

Cost: $15 includes a souvenir wine glass; kids under 12 are free

Location: Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery, 2145 Sun Valley Way, Okanagan Falls, BC

Purchase Tickets: online wildgoosewinery.com, call 250.497.8919, visit the tasting room at Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery

 

Media contact: Roland Kruger, General Manager & Co-Owner, Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Email: info@wildgoosewinery.com      Website: www.wildgoosewinery.com    Phone: 250.497.8919

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Old Vine Rieslings Win Big for Wild Goose

Wines made from thirty-year old Riesling vines are winning big for Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery in the 2015 competition circuit.  Just announced, Wild Goose 2013 Stoney Slope Riesling wins Best White Wine at the All Canadian Wine Championships in Ontario last week; this following on the heels of the recent win of Best Riesling for the same wine at the Best of Varietal Awards hosted by the Okanagan Wine Festival Society just two weeks earlier.

Wild Goose 2013 Classic Riesling, made from grapes grown in the same vineyard planted in 1983, won a trophy for Best Dry Riesling from the International Riesling Foundation at the Riverside International Wine Competition on May 8.  The 2013 Botrytis Affected Riesling also took a Gold at the All Canadian Wine Championships

“We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary as a winery this year at Wild Goose,” says General Manager and Co-Owner Roland Kruger, “these vines were some of the first Rieslings planted in British Columbia and their exceptional quality really came through in the 2013 vintage.  The Stoney Slope Vineyard was the first one acre block we planted on the site. Our family must have hand-picked over 10,000 stones to make this vineyard perfect for growing world-class Riesling.”

Other Wild Goose winners include the 2014 Mystic River Gewurztraminer which won Best Gewurztraminer in the Best of Varietal Awards and a Double Gold at the All Canadian Wine Championships and as well as the 2014 Pinot Gris which won a Gold medal at the same competition.

Wild Goose wines can be purchased in select Signature BC Liquor Stores, private liquor stores and restaurants across B.C. as well as at the winery and on the winery website.