Wineries, Wine Tasting & Tours | The Grape Escape
Rhubarb, crab apples, chokecherries, buffalo berries, wild plums. The native fruits of South Dakota, along with recently developed grape varieties that thrive in our Northern Plains climate, make for some unique and delectable fine wines produced by four regional wineries.
If your vacation schedule needs a change of pace, Hwy. 385 is the “wine trail” connecting Hill City’s Prairie Berry Winery, Naked Winery and Stone Faces Winery to Belle Joli Winery and Schade Winery both with tasting rooms in Deadwood. The 50-mile drive passes through forested glens and meadowlands, as well as providing spectacular roadside views of Pactola Reservoir and Sheridan Lake – it’s a relaxing afternoon jaunt that is sure to prove particularly palatable to lovers of the grape.
Belle Joli Winery is owned and operated by Jackson Winery and Vineyards, established in 2000 on the northern edge of the Black Hills near Belle Fourche. Today, the Jackson family grows cold-climate grape varieties on about 20 acres. You can taste the results, including Belle Joli St. Cab, Belle Joli Mon Cherry, La Lure and Dakota Breeze, at their newly opened tasting room in Deadwood, located just across from the Mineral Palace on Main Street.
Schade Winery maintains its vineyards in eastern South Dakota near the town of Volga, but its new tasting room on the eastern edge of Deadwood is proving to be a ideal location for introducing wines such as its Signature Red, Goldsmith White, Black Chokecherry, plus special holiday wines such as Christmas Pleasure. The tasting room shares a building with Canyon View Amish Furniture & Gift shop – and offers its own line of wine gadgets and gifts.
The area’s original winery, Hill City’s Prairie Berry Winery, has been making South Dakota wines for five generations and offers more than 15 grape, fruit and honey wines to taste and purchase. The family originally pioneered near Mound City, where the area’s “prairie berries” were turned into fruit wines using “old country” techniques from wines, including its noted Red Ass Rhubarb, Wild Plum Fusion, 3Rednecks, Pumpkin Bog and Claim Jumper. Prairie Berry’s Kitchen offers artisan plates and flat-grill sandwiches featuring regional meats and produce, with each entree paired with a suggested wine.
Stone Faces Winery is another South Dakota winery that is open for wine tasting and purchases. When you visit, you are invited to taste our wines, meander through the Tasting Room, and meet the staff. The tasting room is open in Summer May through December, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m to 5 p.m. and in Winter Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and at other times by appointment. When you cannot visit, you are invited you to shop in our online store, where you can conveniently order wine for direct shipment to your home.
Stop in & "Get Naked" at one of two Naked Winery tasting rooms loacated in the beautiful black hills! Let our friendly staff lead your senses through a tantalizing selection of our provocative wines or sample a flight of seasonal microbrews. In the cozy Tasting Room you can relax, sitback & enjoy friends & family. At Naked Winery the focus is on removing the pecksniffery from the wine with the belief you should drink what you like, not what others say is good. Savor wine from a tin cup by a romantic campfire or imbibe them in a wild affair. Get uncorked and enjoy what life unexpectedly brings you.
All the wineries ship to most of the United States, and many local restaurants and bistros, as well as retail liquor stores, stock their products. For more information about South Dakota wineries, go to sdwg.teambluefire.com/index.php
Belle Joli Winery
594 Main St. Across from the Mineral Palace
Deadwood, South Dakota 57732
Today, the Jackson family grows cold-climate grape varieties on about 32 acres. You can taste the results, including a large selection of reds, whites, dessert wines, and sparkling wines at their tasting room in Deadwood.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
Wildlife spotting through Custer State Park or making stops sampling the local craft wine & brew, Fiona (as we like to call her) will be a memorable experience. Panoramic views & seating for 12, this is the most enjoyable ride in the Black Hills.
Naked Winery Tasting Room
23851 Hwy 385
Hill City, South Dakota 57745
We aim to tease and encourage you to set the mood of fun and romance. Join us and discover Traditional grape wines that bring people together and if drinking "Naked" (wine, that is) isn't enough try our Sick-N-Twisted line of in-house microbrews!
Belle Joli Winery - Sturgis
3951 Vanocker Canyon Rd.
Sturgis, South Dakota 57785
Belle Joli is honored to introduce SD's first Champagne house. Enjoy touring our on-site vineyard and watch Champagne production while tasting hand crafted wines. Matthew Jackson our winemaker is the only enologist in South Dakota.
Black Hills Wine Tours
Hill City, South Dakota
Enjoy a leisurely day with lunch( optional) & wine tasting in the heart of the Black Hills. Your guided tour of 4 fantastic wineries & tasting rooms nestled near Hill City,SD, will be full of flavor & local history. See website for more details...
250 US Hwy 14A
Deadwood, South Dakota 57732
We pride ourselves in offering authentic South Dakota grown and produced wine along with warm hospitality and friendly smiles. Come join us for complimentary wine tasting daily.
Prairie Berry Winery
23837 Hwy 385
Hill City, South Dakota 57745
Home of Red Ass Rhubarb! Taste our South Dakota-made, award-winning wines, for FREE. Dry to sweet grape and fruit wines round out the "Best Wine List in the Black Hills." Number one restaurant in Hill City on Tripadvisor.com. Families welcome.