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Story

Too 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

The 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: Light to medium-bodied rose color with light coral highlights.

 

 

Sniff: Tart rhubarb and raspberry in unison with a hint of garden rose.

 

 

Sip: Fresh bright rhubarb and ripe raspberry dominate young cherry on the finish.

 

Savor: Zippy rhubarb that lingers into sweetness.

 

 

Recipes

Pair with 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.

Awards

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

20 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!

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