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Winery and Bed and Breakfast Tour

by Katlyn Richter on May 28, 2010 · 5 comments

I don’t know about you, but summer is flying by already!  Memorial Day is quickly approaching and before we know it, we’ll be decked out in red, white, and blue, grilling hot dogs, and celebrating the 4th of July. This summer, I’m determined to slow down and enjoy all that the summer months have to offer.  A great way to do this is to visit some of the many wineries and bed and breakfasts South Dakota has to offer.

You can find great wineries and bed and breakfasts throughout the entire state.  I’ve broken it up into regions to make planning your trip a little easier.

On the southeast side of the state you can find Valiant Vineyards at Buffalo Run Resort in Vermillion, the first and oldest winery in South Dakota. This award winning winery offers a variety of wines and gourmet cheeses. It also provides a relaxing and quiet atmosphere.  Located near downtown Vermillion and with a spectacular view of the Missouri River, Valiant Vineyards proves to be a relaxing and desirable location for anyone. At the end of the day kick your feet up in one of their five unique and luxurious rooms. Click here for more information on bed and breakfasts in southeast South Dakota.

Another great winery on the eastern part of the state is Schade Vineyard and Winery in Volga.  Schade Winery provides a variety of wines and a tranquil environment to make the most of your visit.  Schade recently had their wine featured at last years Iditarod race in Alaska.

Other wineries to check out on the east side of the state are Strawbale Winery in Renner, Wilde Prairie Winery in Brandon, Tuckers Walk Vineyard in Garretson, and Crooks Winery in Crooks.

After exploring the wineries and attractions eastern South Dakota has to offer, make your way west! Break up the long drive and stop at ChrisaMari Vineyards in Pierre and Pete’s Creek Winery in Burke. Click here for a listing of bed and breakfasts in central South Dakota.

Last, but certainly not least, the Black Hills and western region of South Dakota offer many options for wineries and bed and breakfasts. 

Nestled in the heart of the Black Hills right outside Hill City is award winning Prairie Berry Winery. Enjoy complimentary wine tasting, shopping, and some of the best food around! With gorgeous scenery and a luxury environment, Prairie Berry Winery is one of the premier spots in the Black Hills.

After you’ve spent an afternoon at Prairie Berry Winery rest easy at Mountains to Prairies Bed and Breakfast. Located in Hill City, Mountains to Prairies provides a relaxing yet fun environment. It is within walking distance of many attractions in Hill City and only minutes from many of the beautiful attractions the Black Hills has to offer! When you’re all worn out, cozy in at one of many bed and breakfasts in western South Dakota. Click here for a complete listing.

Other wineries to check out while you’re in the Black Hills are Black Hills Estate Winery in Spearfish and Belle Joli Winery in Belle Fourche. Plus, Schade Winery in Volga has a tasting room in Deadwood and Valiant Vineyards in Vermillion has a tasting room near Hill City!

So there you have it, a complete guide to some of South Dakota’s best wineries and bed and breakfasts.  Now there is no excuse not to take that summer vacation and enjoy a relaxing, adventurous, fun weekend in South Dakota.

For listings of wineries and bed and breakfasts in South Dakota visit www.travelsd.com.

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In Your Own Backyard
May 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm

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Sam and Linda Brown June 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Greetings, Katlyn…Thank you for the very nice review of Mountains To Prairies B&B! Sam and Linda

S. Tally July 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Hi Katlyn,
I can’t find the Black Hills Estate Winery in Spearfish, SD. Their website indicates they are in Canada. . . . I’m confused. Did you visit this winery? Where is it? Thanks in advance for the response. S. Tally

katlyn.richter July 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Hi S. Tally,

Sorry for the confusion regarding the Black Hills Winery. I updated the link, which now goes to our travelsd.com site.
Or, you can find it here:
http://www.travelsd.com/Attractions/Black-Hills-Winery.dr
It was previously mislinked. Although there is not a whole lot of information regarding this winery, you will find there is a telephone number listed that you can phone for more information.

Thank you for writing,
Katlyn Richter
South Dakota Office of Tourism
http://www.travelsd.com

Maria August 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

Thanks for the mention! We love being part of South Dakota!

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