In: Wine

Comments Off on Easter Wine Pairings

Whether you’re making ham, roasted lamb, or beef this Easter Sunday, we’ve put together a guide for pairing your favorite Prairie Berry Winery wines with your Easter dinner.

Traditional Easter Ham

Pairs well with
Dry: Anna Pesä Blaufränkisch, Anna Pesä Louka, or Anna Pesä Chenin Blanc

Sweet: Apricot, Wild Bill, or Gold Digger

Roasted Lamb or Pork Loin

Pairs well with
Dry: Anna Pesä Grüener Veltliner, Wild Plum, or Anna Pesä Blaufränkisch

Sweet: Red Currant, Crab Apple, Blue Suede Shoes


Pairs well with
Dry: 3RedNecks, Pheasant Reserve, Anna Pesä Meritage

Sweet: Blue Suede Shoes, Lawrence Elk, Calamity Jane



In: Wine

Comments Off on Game Day Wine Pairings

The Super Bowl usually means lots of food and beer. While we love our beer, we’re calling a break for a wine timeout.

Here are our picks for pairing your favorite football snacks with Prairie Berry Winery wines.

Anna Pesä Meritage 2016 – Burger
Gold Digger – Jalapeño Poppers
Red Ass Rhubarb – Guacamole
Lawrence Elk – Ribs
Buffaloberry Fusion – Nachos

Remember to stock up for Super Bowl LIII on February 3!



In: Awards, Prairie Berry, Wine

Comments Off on Wild Bill Wins “Best of Class”

At the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Wild Bill took home a Best of Class award.

6,800 wines from over 1,132 wineries were judged by over sixty professional judges, representing various North American wine regions.

Made to honor the great pioneers of the South Dakota frontier, Wild Bill offers fresh aromas of strawberry and sweet grape. Our native Catawba grape wine is zesty, sweet, and refreshing.

Wild Bill’s partner in wine, Calamity Jane, took home a Gold medal as did Brianna. Gold Digger was honored with a Silver medal and Apricot, Wild Plum, and Anna Pesä Meritage 2016, won Bronze medals.

View a full list of our 1000+ awards here.


In: The Homestead

Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Wedding at The Homestead

The Homestead at Prairie Berry Winery offers a rustic charm, an inviting design, and a breathtaking setting in the heart of the Black Hills. Here are the top 10 reasons to plan your picture perfect wedding here.

1. Black Hills Views

 Say “I Do” with a view. The Homestead at Prairie Berry Winery is located in the heart of the Black Hills with views of Black Elk Peak.

2. Prairie Berry Winery Wines

Home of ‘Red Ass Rhubarb’ wine, Prairie Berry Winery has grown into one of the most successful wineries in the region winning over 1,000 international awards.

3. Miner Brewing Craft Beer

Brewed on-site, Miner Brewing Company offers year-round favorites, seasonal features – and don’t forget about our sours, ciders, and meads.

4. Personalized Menu

Our expert, in-house culinary team prepares all menu items and will work with you to craft an individualized menu that will meet your needs.

5. Versatile Look

Simple décor so you can style your wedding using a variety of themes.

6. Expert Staff

Our event service team offers exceptional, professional service.

7. Ceremony + Reception

Includes cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing.

8. Outdoor Spaces

Options include tent, front lawn, porch, and Concert Lawn.

9. Convenient Location

Located just minutes from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Custer State Park, The Homestead at Prairie berry Winery is at the heart of your Black Hills adventure.

10. Explore Your Surroundings

Come up early to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at Prairie Berry Winery or make a stop to Miner Brewing Company for a pint.

Book now by calling 605.574.9631 or learn more.




In: News, Prairie Berry, Wine

Comments Off on Prairie Berry Winery Wines Coming Soon to Nebraska

Cheers to Nebraska!

Soon you’ll be able to find four of your favorite Prairie Berry Winery wines, including Red Ass Rhubarb, Calamity Jane, Wild Bill, and Gold Digger, at your local Nebraska wine retailers. Just ask for us by name!

Prairie Berry Winery’s flagship wine, Red Ass Rhubarb, is among the wines that will soon be available for purchase in Nebraska. Red Ass Rhubarb is a blend of raspberries and rhubarb and has earned more than 100 awards.

Other wines include Calamity Jane, a Concord grape wine and winner of a Double Gold medal at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Gold Digger, made from pears, and Wild Bill, a semi-sweet wine made from Catawba grapes.



In: Awards

Comments Off on Calamity Jane Wins a Jefferson Cup

Prairie Berry Winery took home a Jefferson Cup, the Sweepstakes Award for our Calamity Jane wine, at the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition on November 16 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Called the “Olympics” of wine competitions, the Jefferson Cup Invitational is not open to every winery willing to submit an entrance fee. Rather, competition officials select the best of the best, culled from tastings and competitions in America throughout the year.

In its 19th year, the Jefferson Cup pre-selected 740 wines to compete from 24 states. From those entries, 20 judges selected just 24 prestigious wines to be awarded the Jefferson Cup, including Calamity Jane.

Named after the rough but gentle spirited Wild West legend, Calamity Jane, our 100% Concord grape wine is soft and not too sweet. Luscious, fresh Concord grape flavors lead to undertones of candied apple and orange zest.

Semi- sweet wine Lawrence Elk, made from black currants, was also a nominee for a Jefferson Cup and earned a Double Gold. Wild Bill was honored with a Gold medal and Peach Mead captured a Silver medal, as did Crab Apple. Anna Pesä Blaufränkisch 2016, Anna Pesä Louka 2017, and Gold Digger won Bronze medals.

View a full list of all of our 1000+ awards here.


In: Prairie Berry, Wine & Food

Comments Off on Holiday Party Pairings

Prairie Berry’s Kitchen is here to make your holidays better than ever. Chef Jen is sharing some fun food pairings for your favorite Prairie Berry holiday wines.

  • Red Currant, made entirely with South Dakota picked currants, with Prosciutto
  • Jingle, a soft dry red blend, with Finocchiona
  • Cranberry, a perennial holiday favorite, with Cranberry White Cheddar
  • Red Ass Rhubarb, our most award winning wine made from rhubarb and raspberries, pairs with Spicy Coppa

Want to make things even easier? If you’re in the Black Hills Chef Jen will craft you a spread of her favorite meats and cheeses that you can take to your upcoming gathering.

  • Meat & Cheese Platter: Chef’s selection of gourmet meats and cheeses. Serves up to 10 people, $45.
  • Cheesecake Trio: Housemade chocolate creme de menthe, orange cranberry, and vanilla bean. Serves up to 12 people, $30.

Orders must be placed in the Tasting Room or by calling 605-574-9640. Must place order at least 2 days prior to pick up.

* The last day to order for Christmas is 12/21. Pickup 12/24 by 3 p.m. The last day to order for New Year’s is 12/28. Pickup 12/30 by 6 p.m. or 12/31 by 3 p.m.



In: Prairie Berry, Recipe, Wine, Wine & Food

Comments Off on Pumpkin Bog with Lemon Goat Cheese and Ginger Cookies

Try pairing our seasonal Pumpkin Bog wine with lemon goat cheese and ginger cookies. The tangy goat cheese and sweet cookies make the perfect pairing for fall.


In: Awards, Prairie Berry

Comments Off on 1,000+ International Awards Makes Prairie Berry Winery the Region’s Most Awarded Winery

After winning over 1,000+ international awards, Prairie Berry Winery has become the region’s most awarded winery. Our most recent win came at the 2018 Indy International Wine Competition, the scientifically largest and organized independent wine competition in the United States, where we took home 10 awards including two gold medals for Anna Pesä Louka 2017 and Red Ass Rhubarb, our most popular, most award-winning wine.

“It is not very common to pass the 1,000-award mark in the wine industry and we are so honored to be one of the wineries to achieve this,” said fifth generation winemaker Sandi Vojta. “It’s surreal and something you don’t set out to do, but you do the best you can and make the best product every day. I never would have dreamt of this happening and I’m really grateful to be here and share it with everyone.”

From her first wine competition in 2001, where she won a double gold for her Wild Grape wine, winemaker Sandi knew South Dakota made wines could compete in any prestigious wine competition.

“It was so ingrained early on that we can produce an international award-winning wine here in South Dakota that is recognized by some of the top wine industry leaders in California,” said Sandi Vojta. “To this day it has always been on my mind.”

Prairie Berry Winery was founded in 1999 in a 500 sq. ft. basement. Sandi, together with her father and husband, set out to create a unique South Dakota experience by way of a family tradition of winemaking. Sandi’s great-great-grandmother, Anna Pesä, immigrated to the Dakota Territory in 1876 from Moravia, Czech Republic. On the South Dakota prairie, Anna used the local fruits she called ‘prairie berries’ to create wine for her family.

Today, from a 20,000 sq. ft. state of the art wine production facility in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Prairie Berry Winery has grown into one of the most successful wineries in the region.

Prairie Berry Winery’s top awarded wines include, Red Ass Rhubarb, Calamity Jane, Lawrence Elk, and Gold Digger. These wines are available in our Tasting Room in Hill City, South Dakota, online, and in select South Dakota, Wyoming, and North Dakota wine retailers.

View a full list of all of our 1000+ awards here.


In: Awards, Prairie Berry, Wine

Comments Off on Calamity Jane Wins Double Gold

At the 31st Annual Tasters Guild International Wine Competition held in Grand Rapids Michigan, Prairie Berry Winery took home 17 awards, including a double gold medal for Calamity Jane.

This brings our total awards to over 1,000!

Five gold medals were given to Peach Mead, Red Ass Rhubarb, Wild Bill, Frontenac 2017, and La Crescent 2017.

Silver medals were awarded to Black Raspberry Fusion, Razzy Apple, Strawberry Fusion, Brianna, Anna Pesä Chenin Blanc 2017, Anna Pesä Meritage 2015, and Anna Pesä Blaufrankisch 2016.

Other winners included Lawrence Elk, 3Rednecks, Anna Pesä Ruzo Rosé 2017, and Anna Pesä Meritage 2016.

23 judges from around the country completed over 1,400 evaluations of wine from 9 countries and 30 states.

TASTERS GUILD is a society of wine and food lovers which recently associated with the American Wine Society and now consists of over one hundred and twenty chapters throughout the country that provide active and ongoing wine and food events for over 7,000 wine consuming members.

View a full list of all of our 1000+ awards here.