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.