Harvest begins this weekend September 14th. In order to prepare for our amazing crew we will close an hour early on Sept 13th at 6:00pm.
We love when customers come in and tell us about a new way they heard about us. Today I was told about a new article we hadn't read yet. How awesome!
"Only in Your State" recently did an article on us. Check out what they had to say by clicking here.
One of our favorite summer drinks here at the Blue Goose is sangria! It's perfect served over ice for a relaxing unwind on the porch or by the pool. Almost all our wines can be combined with some club soda and fruit for a quick and easy sangria; however, we wanted to share one of our favorites. We've replaced the typical brandy with a lighter silver rum. These recipes are Blue Goose staple for family gatherings.
1 Bottle Vinny's Special Red or Foothills Red
1/2 liter of club soda
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup silver rum
up to 1/4 cup super fine sugar (based on your desired taste)
Mixed fruit such as apples, berries, citrus
Mix up all your ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl and serve over ice
Pro Tips: Don't have super fine sugar no worries you can utilize a basic coffee grinder to make your normal or course sugar fine.
You can add more wine or club soda based on the desired strength of your drink.
Also for a great winter or Christmas sangria simply add some cloves and cinnamon.
1 bottle Foothills kiss or Foothills White
1/4 cup welches sparkling grape juice
1/4 cup club soda
1/4 silver rum
mixed fruit such as apples, white grapes, and berries
Mix up and serve over ice
May 24th and 25th come celebrate the extended weekend with wine and art!
You may be aware our proprietors daughter is a photographer due to the lovely farm photos on our website, and for sale in our gift shop. We would like our guests to see some of her work within the field of fine art and travel photography. What better way to kick off the summer than an art show here on the farm, so come out Memorial Day weekend and walk through our outdoor gallery.
Check out her artist bio below.
The Categorical Imperative, Köln Germany, 2018
Cat’s work with photography began as a young child when she and her brother started making pinhole cameras, then developing prints in their parents basement. Later her love evolved into 35mm film when her parents bought her the first camera she would use. To this day she still uses her film camera purchased over 20 years ago. In college her work continued to improve thanks to a talented and encouraging professor at Maryville College. After graduating in 2011 she continued her work as a photojournalist for 9 years before returning home to help with the family farm.
Although she stays busy as Director of Operations at the Blue Goose, she still finds time for her art and travel. Cat has been a juror in 4H sponsored photography contests for the East Tennessee area, as well as, jurying art competitions for Fine Arts Blount. She has had photography, painting, and 3 dimensional pieces displayed at the Bagwell Center for the Arts Gallery in Knoxville. She also has a piece on permanent display in the Maryville College humanities department. She has won several awards from the Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance, and continues to be accepted into national and international shows throughout the United States.
Anachronism via 411 South, 2015
Sweet Pea gave birth last week, and we now have this little guy...meet the newest, and possibly cutest, new member of the family. Stop by to say hello to him this week, and find out if we have a name for him yet. See everyone soon.
We have an all new product line dedicated to our hard working stud, Mr. Vinny. Vinny has an important role here on the farm, and has become quite the mascot. If you haven't taken a selfie with this sweet man we highly recommend it for everyone. We have designed, printed and produced all of our new products right here on the farm.
Be sure to check out our other new products.
What is Mulled Wine?
Mulled wine is a winter tradition here at the Blue Goose and we are sure our guests will quickly adopt this delightful winter cocktail. It's perfect for all your holiday gatherings, dinner parties, or even those lazy cold Saturdays at the house.
Mulled wine originated in the 2nd century, It was created by the Romans who would heat wine to defend their bodies against the winter. As the Romans conquered much of Europe throughout the next century, their love for mulled wine spread across their empire and the regions they traded with.
As its popularity grew throughout the middle ages, Europeans would mix heated wine with spices they believed promoted wellness and defended against sickness. Hence the modern drink, which includes cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and hints of orange.
Blue Goose Mulled Wine
1 Bottle of Mystic Blue from Blue Goose Vineyards
1 Package Crown mulling spices from Blue Goose Vineyards
1 Cup Cranapple juice
1/2 cup Cranberry juice
1/2 cup Apple juice
Thinly Sliced orange
*for large groups double... or triple
1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker to warm or warm via stovetop
2. Pour into cups and garnish with sliced orange and cinnamon sticks