I never expected to find one being made in commercial volumes, so I had to snatch this vintage up, despite the fact that Hidden Legend also produces award-winning meads and vintages made from Montana-grown grapes. The fact that there are Montana-grown grapes is, in and of itself, miraculous. The landscape and climate of Montana is harsh and unforgiving often in the best of times, which means that most wine-making in the state until fairly recently has focused on fruits such as huckleberry, cherry, and apples, along with vegetables such as rhubarb… and dandelions. Dandelion wine actually does have a long history associated with prairie settlement, apparently. In other cases, wineries in Montana would bring in grapes from Washington or California to make wine: a facet of the industry we will cover in a future episode, I promise. There are no American Viticultural Areas in Montana yet, but today, the state has eight licensed and bonded wineries.
Red Ass Rhubarb - Picture of Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City
Prairie Berry Winery | Exhibitor | Winners | Indy International Wine Competition
Return to Home Page. As soon as we entered South Dakota, there was something to see. EXCEPT the real center is in a field several miles out of town and the town didn't want to inconvenience tourists, so the marker is conveniently located in town. Moving it from the center makes it off-center, but evidently folks in Belle Fourche don't agree with us. I90 is the longest highway in the US, stretching from Boston to Seattle.
Red Ass Rhubarb - love the label, love the wine. - Picture of Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City
At the west end of the lake we turned right onto a narrow paved road that loops around the south and east sides of the lake :. We stopped to admire the view from the parking area next to a handsome wooden bridge over the spillway. Jim rides around the eastern end of Stockade Lake. Our final mile around the north side of the lake was on the wide shoulder of US 16A, which was shorter than retracing our route around the eastern and southern part of the lake :. I saw only a couple hikers and one other cyclist besides Jim on the Mickelson Trail in the 19 miles between Hill City and Custer on my way south.
He drinks Bud Light, which true beer aficionados scoff at. Prairie Berry is a family winery run by fifth generation winemaker Sandi Votja. The large space holds a plethora of wines from dry to dessert, and there are plenty of wine-related gifts to pick up with your bottle. We were lucky and got a counter girl who gave us a couple of extra tastings. It was my favorite of the five wines I tasted, and I bought a bottle I look forward to uncorking soon.