The Goose is Loose: Downtown Franklin's Neighborhood Wine and Whiskey Shop, Saint Goose

Mar 01, 2023 at 11:01 am by RMGadmin

The Saint Goose Story

In August 2020, a serendipitous conversation took place at The Factory at Franklin. Kate Ham, a Franklin native, struck up a discussion with Andrew and Ashley Kilpatrick, transplants from California. Their shared love for wine and hospitality led to the birth of Saint Goose, downtown Franklin's neighborhood wine and whiskey shop. Emphasizing organic and biodynamically farmed wines, hand-crafted whiskey, and libation education, Saint Goose quickly became a haven for wine enthusiasts.

Kate's journey into the world of wine began by chance. While working at a coffee and cocktail bar in Washington, D.C., she developed a basic knowledge of wine. Motivated by her growing passion, she enrolled in wine classes and later pursued sommelier training in New York City. In June 2017, she received her Certified pin from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Kate's return to Franklin just before the pandemic presented an opportunity to realize her dream of opening a wine shop in her hometown. Inspired by their longing for wine shops from their previous homes, both Kate and the Kilpatricks joined forces to create something they would be proud to offer the community of Williamson County. 

At Saint Goose, the passion for education is ingrained in its core values. Kate, a certified sommelier, pours her favorite wines of the week in the tasting room every Friday night from 5pm to 7pm. Additionally, she conducts classes every Saturday at 1pm, focusing on spirits and whiskey. The team at Saint Goose aims to provide wine and libation education without pretension or snobbery, believing that wine should be as essential as weekly grocery purchases.

The wine classes at Saint Goose are diverse and captivating. From Girl Scout Cookie Pairings to deep dives into wine-growing regions, there's something to pique every wine lover's interest. Not to be missed is the highly anticipated Bubbles and Doughnuts event, often featuring Ellie's doughnuts. These experiences reflect the founders' commitment to making wine education enjoyable and accessible to all.

Saint Goose stands apart from other wine shops in Franklin. Rather than offering familiar labels, they curate an exploration of the world of wine, whiskey, and even beer. Step into Saint Goose, where Lew Price, their California wine and whiskey expert, and Kate will guide you to discover new and exciting libations. Whether you're seeking a Tuesday pizza wine from the Cheap and Cheerful section or exploring their meticulously shopped Champagne selection, Saint Goose promises to find something that will delight your palate. In addition to their carefully selected beverages, they also offer a variety of gifts, glassware, and other treats to enhance your wine experience.

Visit to learn more about Saint Goose and explore their recommended recipes. Discover mixology skills with concoctions like the Red Light District, a tequila and blood orange-based cocktail, or The French Bulldog, a gin and Amaro Montenegro-based delight. These recipes are sure to impress and elevate your home cocktail game.

Saint Goose warmly welcomes you to experience the best in wine, whiskey, and libation education. Indulge in their curated selection, expand your knowledge, and savor the journey of flavors.

Learn more at and try your mixology skills with their recommended recipes - including the Red Light District, a tequila and orange liqueur based cocktail, and The French Bulldog, a gin and Amaro Montenegro based cocktail. 

Cocktail Recipes

Red Light District


  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. blood orange juice
  • .75 oz. orange liqueur
  • .5 oz. lime juice
  • .5 oz. agave Syrup
Salt the rim of a rocks glass if desired. Add all ingredients to a Boston shaker. Shake until chilled—double strain into rimmed rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with blood orange slice.

The French Bulldog

2 oz. Barrel Rested Gin
.5 oz. Amaro Montenegro
.75 lemon Juice
.5oz honey Syrup (1:1 ratio)

Add all ingredients to a Boston shaker with large cubes. Shake for fifteen to twenty seconds – you’ll hear when it is ready—double strain into a coupe. Serve with lemon twist.