|We produce approximately 7,200 gallons or 120 barrels worth of wine in a normal year divided evenly between Merlot (40 barrels or 2,400 gallons), Cabernet Sauvignon (40 barrels or 2,400 gallons) and Cabernet Franc (40 barrels or 2,400 gallons). We take what we believe are the best 10 barrels of Merlot, the best 10 barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon, and the best 10 barrels of Cabernet Franc and use this wine for our Black Labels ... the best 25%. The remainder of the wine is used for our Pieces of Red. We always bottle eight barrels of wine at a time ... a piece of this and a piece of that! All of our wine is incredible. In fact, in one year our Pieces of Red beat out our Black Labels and won the Concordance Award (i.e. – Best of Show) at the Indianapolis Wine Competition!|
You are probably wondering how Wild Goose Bill got his name. During his early mule skinning days, Bill was out hunting. He had a reputation of being a bad hunter and usually came back from his hunting trips empty handed. While approaching Wilbur after again another unsuccessful hunting trip he spied what he thought was a flock of wild geese. He fired and killed some of the geese. Finally, a successful hunting trip ... wrong! What he didn’t know was that they were a flock of domesticated geese owned by a new settler to the area. When the woman who owned the geese heard a shot fired at her geese she came running and swearing at him, threatening to shoot Bill as he was running for his life. From then on he was known as “Wild Goose Bill”. [Note: this early West story has been handed down through the years by word of mouth, and this account like the others may not be completely accurate or may be just a “fake” story! 😂]
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