Wine of the Week

Wild Goose Vineyards 2019 Mystic River Vineyard Gewürtztraminer

Appellation: Okanagan Valley

Mystic River Vineyard near the Okanagan River in British Columbia is one of three sites nurtured by the Kruger family, which founded Wild Goose Vineyards in 1984. This wine was crafted by third-generation winemaker Nicholas Kruger during his first vintage after taking over the head winemaking duties from his father, Hagen. Aromas of intense tropical fruits, a hint of warm spicy clove and grapefruit grace the palate with similar flavors and lychee. This beautifully crafted wine finishes with mouthwatering acidity that goes on and on. The Krugers have used Mystic River Vineyard Gewürtztraminer to win Lt. Governor awards in British Columbia, and the 2019 vintage was voted best of show this summer at the Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rated “Outstanding!” by Great Northwest Wine. (13% alc.)

Price: $20 Canadian

Cases produced: 220

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Food pairings: Enjoy with any Thai and Asian dish, seafood, glazed ham, smoked meats or sipped alone on the deck on a nice warm day. The family also operates the on-premise Smoke & Oak Bistro at Wild Goose Vineyards. And while Canadians are flocking once again to the tasting room and bistro, Americans must wait until the border is re-opened before visiting the Krugers.

Wild Goose Vineyards

2145 Sun Valley Way,

Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, Canada

V0H 1R2

wildgoosewinery.com

(250) 497-8919

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