Archive for year: 2014
The top wine in the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition was Wild Goose Vineyards‘ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. This came as no surprise to us as Wild Goose has been crafting some of the Pacific Northwest’s best wines for years. The winery operated by brothers Hagen and Roland Kruger is a past Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year with Wine Press Northwest magazine.
This is the final vintage for this particular vineyard-designated Riesling for Wild Goose, as the viticultural practices changed and the Krugers are now choosing to focus on their own Stoney Slope Vineyard, which was planted 30 years ago.
In addition, Wild Goose’s Gewürztraminer also won a gold medal – again, little surprise because of the stunning acidity available in the Okanagan Valley.
The second vintage of Wild Goose Horizon Meritage Blend wins Gold at the 2014 BC Wine Awards; it was the only Meritage Blend to win a Gold at the competition. Winemaker Hagen Kruger confirms, “This is an outstanding achievement for Wild Goose. We’re thrilled that our meritage blend is gaining recognition in this category.” The Red Horizon Meritage is made in a traditional style blending Merlot Reserve (made from 100% free run juice), Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. Earlier this year Wild Goose Winery became a member of the Meritage Alliance based in Calistoga, California. The Meritage Alliance is an association formed to identify and promote handcrafted wines blended from the traditional “noble” Bordeaux varieties.
Wild Goose also took home a Gold for the Classic Pinot Gris and Silver for the Autumn Gold and Mystic River Pinot Blanc as well as several Bronze medals. Visit the BC Wine Awards for a complete list of winners.
Beginning Wednesday June 25 the Smoke & Oak Bistro will now be open seven days per week. “We’ve had an outstanding response to the Bistro” says General Manager Roland Kruger, “it’s evident that the demand for amazing barbeque and reasonable prices is strong in Okanagan Falls so we’ve decided to keep the Bistro open seven days-a-week throughout the summer.” Menu items include smoked ribs and cornish hen, German Spaetzle and potatoe salad, and fresh seasonal greens picked from the patio garden. Chef Sarren Wolfe also makes daily soup and salad creations to enjoy on the vineyard view patio. Reservations call: 1.877.497.8919. Bistro is open 11:00am – 4:00pm.
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2145 Sun Valley Way
Okanagan Falls, B.C.
Canada V0H 1R2
Phone: (250) 497-8919
Order Line: 1-877-497-8919
Fax: (250) 497-6853