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Red Ass RhubarbToo many cooks can spoil the stew, and too many helpers in the winery can change the course of history. In the early days Ralph, our winemaker’s dad, was helping out in the winery. He accidentally added elderberry to the tank for Razzy Rhubarb wine, which, at that point, was no longer Razzy Rhubarb wine.

The story goes that his face turned red and he felt like an ass for messing up the wine, so it became Red Ass Rhubarb. Add a donkey to the label and you’ve got the most famous, most award-winning wine made in South Dakota (we decided to leave out the elderberry in subsequent fermentations).

 

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Product Description

Red Ass RhubarbThe famous Red Ass Rhubarb wine, our most popular, most award-winning wine.

  • Fruit type: Rhubarb; Raspberry, native
  • Sweetness: Semi-sweet
  • Serving: Lightly chilled (46-48 degrees)
  • Compare to: Nothing like it

 

What to expect

 

See: Rich ruby with light coral highlights.

 

 

Sniff: Notes of bright rhubarb with a hint of red berry.

 

 

Sip: Rich raspberry followed by bright rhubarb and a hint of citrus.

 

Savor: Finishes with fresh rhubarb and citrus zest.

 

 

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Recipes

Red Ass RhubarbFood Suggestion: Chips and salsa.

Make it into a Red Assarita, with two parts Red Ass Rhubarb to one part non-alcoholic margarita mix. Blend or serve on the rocks in a salt-rimmed glass with a wedge of lime.

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Awards

Red Ass RhubarbThis is one of the best fruit wines I’ve ever had. It’s tangy, like having rhubarb pie, and its moderate sweetness means it could work well with dinner or dessert. Unless Oakland A’s second baseman Mark Ellis starts hitting again, this wine could be my 2nd favorite thing about South Dakota, just behind watching untrained college kids wrestle alligators at Reptile Gardens.
~W. Blake Gray, wine blogger and San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition judge

  1. 2016, Silver Medal, Indy International Wine Competition
  2. 2016, Silver Medal, Tasters Guild Consumer Wine Competition
  3. 2016, Bronze Medal, Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
  4. 2015, Bronze Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  5. 2015, Bronze Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  6. 2014 Silver Medal, Tasters Guild Consumer Wine Competition
  7. 2014, Silver Medal, Mid-American Wine Competition
  8. 2014, Silver Medal, Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
  9. 2014, Silver Medal, Indy International Wine Competition
  10. 2014, Bronze Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  11. 2013, Best of Class, Indy International Wine Competition
  12. 2013, Double Gold Medal, Indy International Wine Competition
  13. 2013, Gold Medal, Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
  14. 2013, Silver Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  15. 2013, Bronze Medal, Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
  16. 2013, Bronze Medal, Mid-American Wine Competition
  17. 2012, Bronze Medal, Florida International Wine Competition
  18. 2012, Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition
  19. 2012, Double Gold Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition
  20. 2012, Gold Medal, International Cold Climate Wine Competition
  21. 2012, Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  22. 2012, Silver Medal, Medal Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  23. 2012, Silver Medal, Medal Riverside International Wine Competition
  24. 2012, Silver Medal, Medal Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
  25. 2011, Best Fruit Wine, Mid-American Wine Competition
  26. 2011, Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition
  27. 2011, Bronze Medal, Lone Star International Wine Competition
  28. 2011, Gold Medal, Mid-American Wine Competition
  29. 2011, Gold Medal, New World International Wine Competition
  30. 2011, Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  31. 2011, Silver Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  32. 2011, Silver Medal, Florida International Wine Competition
  33. 2011, Silver Medal, Indy International Wine Competition
  34. 2011, Silver Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition
  35. 2011, Silver Medal, Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
  36. 2011, Silver Medal, American Wine Society
  37. 2010, Best of Class, Indy International Wine Competition
  38. 2010, Best of Class, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  39. 2010, Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition
  40. 2010, Bronze Medal, Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition
  41. 2010, Bronze Medal, Mid-American Wine Competition
  42. 2010, Gold Medal, National Women’s Wine Competition
  43. 2010, Judges Choice Award, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  44. 2010, Silver Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  45. 2010, Silver Medal, Florida International Wine Competition
  46. 2010, Silver Medal, Lone Star International Wine Competition
  47. 2010, Silver Medal, New World International Wine Competition
  48. 2010, Silver Medal, Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
  49. 2009, Best of Class, Indy International Wine Competition
  50. 2009, Bronze Medal, National Women’s Wine Competition
  51. 2009, Gold Medal, Indy International Wine Competition
  52. 2009, Gold Medal, Florida International Wine Competition
  53. 2009, Gold Medal, Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
  54. 2009, Gold Medal, Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
  55. 2009, Silver Medal, Lonestar International Wine Competition
  56. 2009, Silver Medal, Los Angeles International Wine Competition
  57. 2009, Silver Medal, Mid-American Wine Competition
  58. 2009, Silver Medal, Riverside International Wine Competition
  59. 2009, Silver Medal, Wine Lover’s Consumer Wine Judging
  60. 2009, Silver Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition
  61. 2008, Best of Class, Indy International Wine Competition
  62. 2008, Gold Medal, Indy International Wine Competition
  63. 2008, Gold Medal, National Women’s Wine Competition
  64. 2008, Panel A, Gold Medal, Lodi International Wine Awards
  65. 2008, Panel B, Gold Medal, Lodi International Wine Awards
  66. 2008, Panel C, Silver Medal, Lodi International Wine Awards
  67. 2008, Silver Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  68. 2008, Silver Medal, Lone Star International Wine Competition
  69. 2008, Silver Medal, Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
  70. 2008, Silver Medal, Florida State Fair International Wine Competition
  71. 2008, Silver Medal, Hilton Head Wine Competition
  72. 2008, Silver Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition
  73. 2008, Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  74. 2007, 100 Best of the East, Vineyard & Winery Management
  75. 2007, Best of Class, Indy International Wine Competition
  76. 2007, Bronze Medal, Finger Lakes International
  77. 2007, Bronze Medal, Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
  78. 2007, Bronze Medal, Mid-American Wine Competition
  79. 2007, Bronze Medal, Pacific Rim International
  80. 2007, Bronze Medal, Tasters Guild Consumer Competition
  81. 2007, Gold Label Design Award, Mid-American Wine Competition
  82. 2007, Silver Medal, Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition
  83. 2007, Silver Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition
  84. 2007, Silver Medal, Lone Star International Wine Competition
  85. 2007, Silver Medal, Tasters Guild International
  86. 2006, “Best Fruit Wine”, Vineyard & Winery Management
  87. 2006, Bronze Medal, Indy International
  88. 2006, Bronze Medal, Tasters Guild Consumer Competition
  89. 2006, Gold Medal, American Wine Society
  90. 2006, Gold Medal, Finger Lakes International (New York)
  91. 2006, Silver Medal, Lone Star International
  92. 2006, Silver Medal, Tasters Guild International
  93. 2005, “Best Fruit Wine”, Vineyard & Winery Management
  94. 2005, Gold Medal, Nebraska Commercial
  95. 2005, Gold Medal, San Francisco International
  96. 2005, Gold Medal, Tasters Guild International
  97. 2005, Gold Medal, International Eastern (NY)
  98. 2005, Silver Medal, Colorado Commercial
  99. 2005, Silver Medal, Indy International
  100. 2005, Silver Medal, Long Beach Grand Cru
  101. 2004, 100 Best of the East, Vineyard  Winery Management
  102. 2004, Concordance Gold, Indy International
  103. 2004, Silver Medal, Tasters Guild International
  104. 2004, Silver Medal, Finger Lakes International (NY)
  105. 2004, Silver Medal, Florida International
  106. 2003, Gold Medal, Tasters Guild International
  107. 2003, Silver Medal, Indy International

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4.95 out of 5

38 reviews for Red Ass Rhubarb

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I am not a real wine connoisseur, and usually stick to Reisling as a first choice, but I really enjoyed the Red Ass Rhubarb.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Red Ass Rhubarb is absolutely my most favorite wine! I order it by the case, try to drink my share, and use it as gifts!

  3. 5 out of 5

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    The best wine I have ever had!

  4. 4 out of 5

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    absolutely loved it!!
    gotta buy a case

  5. 5 out of 5

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    Best wine ever!! Found it on a trip to South Dakota.

  6. 5 out of 5

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    I am a sweet wine fan and do not like reds. An awesome friend brought this back as a gift and it just made her more awesome! I joined the 5Gen club because of it. It is rhubarb tart with a sweet, raspberry finish. Scary good!

  7. 4 out of 5

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    Great wine!

  8. 5 out of 5

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    A group of my friends arrived in your area and snagged a bottle of this! Red ass rhubarb. Not knowing what to expect at first sip. This stuff is amazing. As it teased my taste buds! This is ultimately the best summer time wine I have experienced.

  9. 5 out of 5

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    I have friend that had this one night and I fell in love with it.

  10. 5 out of 5

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    I don’t drink alcohol. My cardiologist told me a glass of wine now and then would be good for me. I had only found one that I really liked. We were in SD for the buffalo round up and met another couple at the hotel where we were staying. We spoke of things to do while there. The gentleman told me that he was not a wine drinker but that we needed to go to the Prairie Berry Winery and try the Red Ass Rhubarb. He said it was really good. I purchased 6 bottles. Some for me and some for gifts. It really is a good wine.

  11. 5 out of 5

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    While traveling through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, my wife and I decided on some wine tasting at various locations . No-one could have been more surprised then us, when we asked for some Red Ass (thought it was a joke) wine. This is a pleasant sweet fruity wine, and it is absolutely delicious. We were told that the flavor changes seasonally because of the availability of the fruits (makes sense), but what we drank is wonderful. We bought some for ourselves, and purchased several for gifts. The feedback from the gifts is stellar, and nearly everyone wanted to know where they can buy it. Also, I highly recommend stopping by the winery if you get the opportunity, as the owners and staff take kindness to the extreme.

  12. 5 out of 5

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    I have never been much of a wine drinker but i enjoy drinking this wine. i have my parents bring me some whenever they come to Texas

  13. 5 out of 5

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    A friend of mine had gone to South Dakota and I got to try some of this that she brought back. Needless to say, i haven’t been able to quit thinking about it. My husband recently got a job in South Dakota and I was so excited to move because guess what? I get Red Ass Rhubard wine now. Bought my first bottle yesterday and it was as good as I remember it. I can’t wait to move up w/ my husband and get a bottle every week!! :)

  14. 5 out of 5

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    Loved the wine a little sweet with just enough tart.

  15. 5 out of 5

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    Love this wine!

  16. 5 out of 5

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    I’m not a wine drinker but this changed my mind. absolutely loved it.

  17. 5 out of 5

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    I love a good bottle of wine. I typically go for a sweet red. Red Ass Rhubarb was given to me as a gift and it is by far, my all time favorite! It didn’t leave a bitter taste in my mouth, it wasn’t dry or overly sweet/tart. It was a perfect mix of juicy tartness and sweet raspberries. Thank you for making such a wonderful wine for us!

  18. 5 out of 5

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    I sampled this wine while on vacation at Prairie Berry Winery. I fell in love with the unique flavor and ordered it to be shipped home. I have been sharing it with friends and family. Everyone has really enjoyed it and wants more. This has a flavor that is not too sweet or tart. I thoroughly enjoy sitting out on the deck and sipping a glass of this.

  19. 5 out of 5

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    This wine is awesome! I became a wine club member in South Dakota when I was on vacation, and I am from Ohio.

  20. 5 out of 5

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    Love i!

  21. 5 out of 5

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    This is an excellent wine. The name made me happy from the start. My friend brought this from South Dakota where he’d been to Sturgis on a bike run back to Kentucky to share with me. He isn’t a big drinker, so that says a great deal about your wine already. We sat in a hot tub and enjoyed this zippy, bright, delightful wine along with wonderful conversation and had a lovely evening. We will be placing an order for more soon!

  22. 5 out of 5

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    I love this wine. There was some at the ranch where I board my horse in California and I got to taste it. Immediately ordered 6 bottles. Just placed another order. Can’t wait to visit South Dakota. Who knew???

  23. 5 out of 5

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    We were driving through after visiting Mt. Rushmore and I spotted the sign for Red Assed Rhubarb.. Well I just had to stop. Turned out to be a memorable part of the vacation. The Red Assed was by far my favorite. We plan to go by there again later this summer to restock..

  24. 5 out of 5

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    I hate wine. White. Red. Pink. I’ve never found one I liked. Bought a bottle of this for my wife who is an occasional wine drinker more as a novelty gift from my trip to South Dakota. She loved it and insisted I try it. I left this review when I came to the web site to order several more bottles to be shipped to Washington where I hear they are pretty good at making wine. This beer drinker highly recommends this concoction.

  25. 5 out of 5

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    This wine was a gift. I don’t like red wines… This is the exception! I absolutely love love love this wine! It’s perfect. I can tell you right now, I will be drinking this wine for the rest of my life. I like it that much. It’s safe to say that this is my favorite wine. I’m excited to try you other wines as well. Thank you for making such a delicious wine! :-)

  26. 5 out of 5

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    Absolutely love this wine! Enjoying it right now!

  27. 5 out of 5

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    Quick multi family trip to South Dakota March 2015…not much going on but kept seeing billboards with a red donkey…just before closing we ladies talked the guys into stopping by for us to run in. Oh what a fun place…quick samples…grabbed a couple tshirts…a few bottles of wine and root beer for the kids and on our way. Well by far the Red Ass was a favorite at Easter. Thank goodness for free shipping!!! We are able to share this with family and friends. Quite the hit for the bottle then they taste it and fall in love. Been a hit all summer.

  28. 5 out of 5

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    We were in sturgis for the 75th anniversary and went to a wine tasting this is the best wine hands down ive ever tasted

  29. 5 out of 5

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    I’m in love <3 my only regret is that I didn't buy more!!!

  30. 5 out of 5

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    This wine is tart yet full of fruity flavor. A wonderful summer beverage similar to a wine cooler but even better. We bought a case and quickly reordered 2 more. I drink it over ice – I know, that’s a no no to wine connoisseurs, but I like my wine cold and as I said, it’s a great summer drink. I take it along to any gathering and everyone always likes it.

  31. 5 out of 5

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    Love it! If you like rhubarb you will love this! Perfect flavor, little tart!

  32. 5 out of 5

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    I’m a beer drinker, but will occasionally share a bottle of wine with my wife. Our daughter and son gave us a bottle of Red Ass for our anniversary. All I can say is, “WOW!!!” This wine is slightly tart with a subtle sweetness. It is fantastic. IT brings back memories of the homemade rhubarb wine my parents made when I was a kid. We’ve bought four more bottles of Red Ass over the last two or three weeks.

  33. 5 out of 5

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    I’m a mix drink person but tried Red Ass rhubarb wine when i was in SD and love it. Wished I bought more but glad you all ship!

  34. 5 out of 5

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    By far my favorite wine! Discovered it 4 yrs ago on a trip through the Black Hills. Problem was that I could only squeeze in one bottle on the motorcycle for the ride back to California. Have ordered it once since then. When I had the opportunity to visit family on the other end of the state I was excited to learn of a new store in Sioux Falls. Had the family take me over. The store was very nice, lunch was great. I had 3 bottles shipped home to California. Having shared it with my Sister, who loved it, we are getting ready to place a larger order (ships free) for gifts, and saving some for us of course! Thanks Prarie Berrie :)

  35. 5 out of 5

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    Really, really like this wine. Have bought several bottles & try to keep some on hand.

  36. 5 out of 5

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    Discovered this wine during a trip to SD w/friends. Absolutely THE best wine ever!! Reminds me of my grandmother who used to grow her own rhubarb and make rhubarb pie.

    I regret the day I shared a couple of the bottles with friends b/c now we can’t keep our home bar stocked. :-(

  37. 5 out of 5

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    Ahhh, Red Ass Rhubarb-what can I say??? We were on a road trip to SD and stopped in at Hill City. As I recall (this was several years ago), there was another winery on the other side of the highway that we stopped at first. Neither of us liked the wines, and thought-well-it’s SD not CA, so what should we expect? We decided to try Prairie Berry anyway. So thankful we did!!! We really liked the majority of your wines-then we tried Red Ass Rhubarb…I was in heaven. Not too tart, not too sweet-just perfect! It was right then my all time favorite wine! We bought 2 or 3 bottles of it, along with some of your other wines. After we got home and finished it all, I couldn’t stand being without it and had to order more Red Ass. Then I ordered again. It was because of Red Ass Rhubarb that I joined your Wine Club-the only Wine Club I belong to in the entire US-and I am from CA. Thank you Prairie Berry Winery for making such an outstanding wine.

  38. 5 out of 5

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    On our trip to Mt. Rushmore this summer (2016) we kept running across signs for this wine along the interstate. By the time we got to Rapid City, I REALLY wanted to check this out.
    Fortunately on our way back from Mt. Rushmore we made a wrong turn and ended up in town where this winery is located. Found the sign and made the stop and was so glad I did.
    I loved the wine and wished I had brought more back. Will have to order online I guess.

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