Located near Okanagan Falls founder Adolf Kruger was one of the
leaders in persuading the BC Government to support farm wineries. The Kruger's
operate a true family winery of 20 acres. It all began in early 1983 when founder
Adolf Kruger 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 in amongst the tumbleweeds, boulders, and
rubble. As he approached, the birds took flight. From that time on the property
became known as Wild Goose Vineyards.
The winery regulations at the time required estate wineries to own or manage a minimum of 20 acres. In June of 1990 Adolf, along with the owners of two small vineyards on the Naramata Bench, persuaded the provincial government to create regulations allowing “farmgate” wineries on smaller vineyards. Wild Goose was the first licensed to grow, make wine and bottle on site!
A new tasting room was completed in June of 2012 The tasting room looks over the beautiful Stoney Slope Riesling vineyard with the backdrop of Peach Cliff Mountain in the background, a truly stunning view! The new building has a spacious tasting room with a large tasting bar and retail sales area.
Wild Goose has grown to one of the largest and most awarded of the Okanagan Falls wineries, including nine Lieutenant Governor’s Awards of Excellence in Winemaking
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery l was purchased in 2021 by Chris Wyse, President of Burrowing Owl Vineyards Ltd.
Wild Goose 2021 Pinot Gris
Our featured wine is Wild Goose 2021 Pinot Gris, a classic. with its lively zesty flavours. It represents what a true Pinot Gris can be. Flavours include Honeydew, lemon, and grapefruit. The wine begs you to say more please.
The grapes for the 2021 Pinot Gris were harvested in September and October. A small portion (15 % of the final blend) was fermented in barrel before being blended and aged in tank for 5 months. The wine was later filtered, stabilized and bottled in March 2022. The grapes were sourced from vineyards across the Okanagan making this wine a lovely representation of the valley as a whole.