Archive for the ‘Heritage’ Category

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Comments Off on A day in the life of Sandi Vojta

If you’re curious what a day for our busy winemaker/brewmaster might look like, you may enjoy reading how she describes it herself for Four Magazine, here. Our thanks to Eva-Luise Schwarz and Four Magazine, for helping make this possible.

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Comments Off on Prairie Berry Winery Welcomes “Plow Horse” by John Lopez

Winery front lawn showcases artwork to the public for the holidays Hill City, SD—December 3, 2013— There’s a new art installation at Prairie Berry Winery, near Hill City. Area artist John Lopez has just placed his newest work, Plow Horse at the winery for the public to enjoy before it continues its short, Black Hills

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Comments Off on A Dad to Share Things With

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland When I was growing up, my dad, Ralph, was always watching for things. We’d go for a drive and he’d see a fox or a fruit tree or a flower, and he’d point it out to

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May 17

Celebrate!

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There’s so much to celebrate this time of year! Graduations, weddings, birthdays, warm weather… For my family, wine has always been part of celebrations. Even as a kid, I knew wine was special. I got to help my dad make it and knew how much work he put into it. When the family got together for

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Last week we told about how we make wine as environmentally-friendly as we can. Here’s how we carry that commitment throughout the rest of our business. Winery Tasting Room & Kitchen The winery uses a geothermal system for heating and cooling. Exhaust air goes through an energy recovery heat exchanger. The heat from the Kitchen

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For homesteaders like the Vojta family, every day was Earth Day. Life was about conserving. They didn’t waste water that they had to haul in buckets. They ate the food that grew where they lived. And they made wine from what was at hand. At Prairie Berry, we’ve kept those principles of our great-great-grandparents. As a

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Looking out onto South Dakota’s prairie often gives me pause and I think about the plainswomen who settled America’s prairieland over one hundred and forty years ago. How these women ever survived life without electricity, ready- made shelter, stores to buy food, running water, transportation and other comforts that we now think of as intrinsic

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