South Dakota Wine Growers Association

The South Dakota Wine Growers Association was created to promote the South Dakota grape and wine industry and to provide a forum for members to network and exchange information.

 

SDWGA Members 

Belle Joli Winery  Sturgis, SD
Big Yellow Dog Vineyard & Winery   Gregory, SD
Broadland Creek Ranch  Wolsey, SD
Brule Creek Vineyard & Farm  Beresford, SD
Dakota Falls   Brandon, SD
DesJarlais Farms  Sturgis, SD
Firehouse Wine Cellars  Rapid City, SD
Gavins Point Vineyard  Yankton, SD
Lewis & Clark Lake Vineyard  Yankton, SD
Old Folsom Vineyard   Rapid City, SD
Prairie Berry LLC  Hill City, SD
Schade Vineyards Inc.  Volga, SD 
Strawbale Winery  Renner, SD
Tucker's Walk Vineyard  Garretson, SD
Wilde Prairie Winery, Inc  Brandon, SD
With the Wind Vineyard & Winery  Rosholt, SD

 

Projects

Operates SD State Fair Wine Pavilion

SDWGA operated the Wine Pavilion during the SD State Fair in Huron. This event allows wine producers to showcase their products while South Dakotans can sample wines from all over the state, and even purchase to take home. For many of our wineries who have limited distribution, this is a unique opportunity to make customers.

Northern Grapes Project & NGP 2.0

Over the last five years the SD Wine Growers has supported the Northern Grapes Project (NGP) that was completed in September 2016. Many of our wineries participated in the “webinars” and benefited from research and education in grape growing, wine making, and marketing. See: northerngrapesproject.org.

Production

Grape Production information from SDSU Extension.

Executive Director

Mitch Krebs had a long and distinguished career in news media, and has experience in public and government relations. He has made good things happen for South Dakota wineries and South Dakota wine tasters. Contact Mitch at mitchell.krebs@gmail.com

Membership

To join (or renew) your membership to SDWGA simply complete the SDSPA membership application and mail in dues annually. Winegrowers become members of SDSPA as well as the SDWGA, and the total dues have been reduced.