|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 use our Black Labels for bottles that have a varietal designation on the bottle ... Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Cabernet Franc. We use our Pieces of Red label, which is our flagship label, for our Meritage (blended) wines. We generally bottle eight barrels of wine at a time ... a piece of this and a piece of that! All of our wines are incredible.
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! 😂]