South Dakota The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in South Dakota.
The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in South Dakota.
South Dakota- beyond Mount Rushmore, the sprawling prairies, fertile farmland and glacial lakes dominate the landscape in eastern South Dakota. Prairies and ranchland are common in central South Dakota. Mountains grace the western skyline, and in the southwest, striking Badlands formations rise abruptly from the surrounding prairie. Tourism is the second largest industry in South Dakota. In 2006, travelers spent nearly $865 million across the state. The state also has a strong agricultural base. It is the largest industry in the state. South Dakota routinely ranks among the top 10 states for the production of hay, sunflowers, rye, honey, soybeans, corn, wheat and cattle. And, while South Dakota has only six apple orchards listed on the national registry, it has one entry for a satisfying cider-like crab apple, and unfortunately one winery making cider that no longer operates.
Prairie Berry Winery- Our family has been making South Dakota wines for five generations. We currently offer more than 15 grape, fruit and honey wines to taste and purchase, all completely made on-site! Great Great Grandma Anna Pésa Vojta first made wine from the "prairie berries" she found growing nearby. Anna and her husband Jon settled in the Dakota Territory after arriving from Moravia (Czechoslovakia) in 1876 bringing their winemaking with them from the "old country." Today, Sandi is the family's 5th generation winemaker handcrafting award winning "new world" wines, using old family recipes, fruits of the prairie, grapes & honey, making more than 30 different varieties of wine.
23837 Hwy 385,
Hill City, South Dakota
Crab Apple– A delightful blend of tart and not-too-sweet South Dakota grown crab apple.
|Razzy Apple- our first-ever commercially-produced wine, hasn’t been around for some time. We made this rosy raspberry-apple wine for several years, starting in Dad’s basement in Mobridge, with raspberries I picked from a backyard in Rapid City.|
Gold Digger- The first year this wine was made, it featured fresh-picked pears from Mobridge, Pierre and Rapid City. The golden color of that first fermentation inspired the name and the use of Homestake Mine and Potato Creek Johnny imagery for the front label. Gold Digger has been well-loved and well-missed and we are excited to bring it back for the first time since 2011!