Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery
Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery is an agritourism business dedicated to producing high-quality North Dakota and regional cold-climate grape and fruit wines. Opening in 2018, Dakota Vines will offer visitors the opportunity to learn about new varietals of grapes that survive and thrive in cold climates, and sample/buy wine in a rural North Dakota setting. Located less than 30 miles south of the Fargo-Moorhead area, Dakota Vines offers a unique, rural experience for wine enthusiasts and those interested in learning more about wine and winemaking. The winery is located across the river from an existing farm folk school and event center, Crooked Lane Farm Folk School and Event Center.
At Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery, we make wine from exclusively "cold climate" grapes and fruit. Because you can't grow Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay - the more "familiar" sorts of grapes up here- we won't be offering those varieties of wine. Rather, we will focus on the grapes and fruit that we can grow here in North Dakota. This summer we will have two red wines, a Marquette (this will be a dry red) and a Frontenac (this will be a semi-dry red wine). Our white wines will be a Breanna (a sweet white wine), and a LaCrescent (a semi-sweet white wine). We will also have three fruit wines - plum, pear, and apple. We chose those fruits because all three grow well in the upper Midwest. While we are putting in a vineyard of our own this summer, it will be several years before we are able to harvest grapes. We are working to establish relationships with area grape and fruit growers and look forward to these relationships as we branch out into making different wines.
We are thrilled to be Richland County's first winery, and we look forward to meeting you soon!
- Guided Tours
- Dates of Operation
Opening June 15, then weekends through Labor Day
- Hours of Operation
June 15-Labor Day: Friday-Sunday noon-6 p.m.