Our family lived in a blue dutch colonial style house for the majority of my childhood. This house sat on a 218 acre family farm located across town. We tended to our crops of corn, wheat, and tobacco, as well as, our livestock. We had a large herd of cattle, and a smaller herd of adorable dairy goats. Located on this nostalgic piece of childhood adventures, were several ponds used for irrigation. They also served for many of my explorations with my loyal farm dog Cinnamon. These ponds became very popular with the southbound Canadian geese. We named this farm of ours The Blue Goose.
Years later we moved into our current location. We raised and cared for our horses while getting our bovine fix by visiting the dairy farm next door. My grandfather would often visit Mr. Pate's farm, with me in tow anxiously awaiting my customary ride on Pate's ATV. Again, there were ponds located on a farm near our home used by the iconic southbound Canadian geese.
While I was attending Maryville College my father retired. He lasted about a week before starting his next big project...a vineyard. As dad and I set out to determine our brand identity, we were immediately posed with the question of what to name our vineyards. Dad suddenly looked up and said, "Blue Goose Vineyards!" He was right, it has, and always will be, part of our family.
During your next visit to the winery as you leave take a look at the picture hanging to the right of the door. You will see a large sign that reads "The Blue Goose" and a three year old me, with bright red hair, smiling and petting our Austrian shepherd Bobo.