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Prairie Berry Winery

photo Praire Berry Winery, Hill City SD

Prairie Berry is the first place I’d ever had a South Dakota made wine.  Ever since then I love to pick up some Prairie Berry wine whenever I’m near Hill City.

The really neat thing about their wines is that they incorporate many of South Dakota’s native fruits and berries into the wine.  This makes for some really unique wines, with a South Dakota flavor.  Wine made in the area, from the fruits of the area.

Some of my favorite Prairie Berry Winesphots wine tasting at Prairie Berry Winery

  • Wild Plum Fusion – A semi-dry blush wine made with wild plums and Riesling grapes
  • Pheasant Reserve – Dry red wine.  Mix of chokecherry wine and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Red Ass Rhubarb – Rhubarb and raspberry wine.  A Thanksgiving tradition in our house.
  • Lawrence Elk – Black Currant with a piney aroma, this is very unique and tasty.


Try before you buy

You can taste up to five wines for free.  I love that I can taste some of the sweeter wines I wouldn’t normally buy.  That is how I found I really enjoy the Lawrence Elk.

How do you get there?

Prairie Berry is located 3 miles northeast of Hill City on Hwy 16/385.  Here is their map.

Other attractions in the Hill City area

I you want to visit another winery, check out Stone Faces Winery it is just down the road from Prairie Berry.

Hill City is home to the Alpine Inn.  I just love to eat at the Alpine Inn, they served a German menu at lunch and filet mignon in the evening.  Their dessert menu is available at both meals and worth saving room for.

Have you tried the wine from Prairie Berry?  What is your favorite?

About the author: Josh loves to take pictures and share them on his South Dakota and the Black Hills blogs.  Plus he enjoys traveling with his family any chance he gets.

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  • Angela July 20, 2019, 2:27 pm

    Hi Josh

    I visited South Dakota for three days as a visitor from England, as I am an Elvis Presley fan, and he performed in the Rushmore Civic Centre. However, I drove through Hill City and ate at the Alpine Restaurant and tried some Red Ass Rhubarb wine there. I wonder whether you could provide me with a recipe for making it as I have a garden that rhubarb thrives and in and every year I get a lot of it which sometimes goes to waste or given away. Thanks so much.

  • Jaimi Chafin November 26, 2019, 11:24 am

    Is there a way to buy the wines and have them shipped? Does the winery have a website to facilitate this?

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