Adolf Kruger altered the barren, Okanagan Falls land he bought in 1983, turning it into a viable spot for grape growing. It started with Riesling and Gewürztraminer plantings, which led to a relationship with Mission Hill Winery. After years of stellar production, Kruger was able to secure a deal that would allow him, and two other parties, to sell “farm gate” grapes to smaller wineries. The strong underpinning of growth laid the foundations for Wild Goose Winery’s inception in June 1990. Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Marechal Foche wines were Wild Goose’s specialty, drawing in many newcomers to Okanagan Falls’ budding wine industry. Years later, Wild Goose is considered a premier producer of VQA wines.