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“This is the one” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prairie Berry Winery

Prairie Berry Winery
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Hill City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A modern winery with elements that point to the family's five generations of South Dakota winemaking experience. Just a few miles from Mount Rushmore, with patio seating, hip heritage decor in the Tasting Room and Kitchen dining areas. Free tasting of our award-winning wines, from dry reds to sweet fruit. Fresh, gourmet food from our Kitchen. Open daily, year-round. Closed New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“This is the one”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

We have been to several wineries in several states, and keep a fairly extensive selection at home. When we saw the signs advertising a certain Red wine, we had a discussion about whether you could say that on a billboard. Well, the fact was in front of us, so we had to stop. What a great place. We were met at the door and told about the process. After looking the stock over, we tasted 5 different wines. Many were eliminated at the first, as we do not care for Deseret wines, or any sweet wines. Semi-dry is about as sweet as we usually go. We ended up buying 4 out of the 5 we tasted, multiple bottles of some. Some of these wines would give the Bordeaux wines a run for their money! We signed up for the email newsletter, I suspect we will be ordering some more when these run out.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SirdaveK
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PrairieBerryWinery, Social Media Associate at Prairie Berry Winery, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you for visiting us and for posting such a great review. We're glad you found some wines that appealed to you--our dry wines are turning out to be one of our best-kept secrets. I hope you find our e-newsletter helpful and informative, and that you continue to find new elements of Prairie Berry to enjoy.
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Minneapolis
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206 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, great wine tasting bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We visited for the first time unsure of what to expect. We are not big wine drinkers and didn't know where to start. The employee that helped us at the tasting bar was very helpful and friendly. You choose up to 5 wines from the wine card for a tasting. She took time for each wine to explain the ingredients and give us plenty of time to sip each of them. We had a hard time choosing but ultimately decided on the Red A** Rhubarb and the Apricot Wines (like I said, we're lightweights!).

On the day we were there they had activities for kids (a huge bounce house among other things) that my kids really enjoyed. Next time we will try to make time to sit and have lunch as we've heard good things about the restaurant as well.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gypsymamma
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PrairieBerryWinery, Social Media Associate at Prairie Berry Winery, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review for us! We love to hear that our tasting room associates are making people comfortable with the wine tasting process and are providing a positive experience. The bounce castle was so popular with kids last year that we're bringing it back for some holiday weekends this summer as well. We also have lawn games that kids are welcome to play anytime. Our goal is to make sure our guests of all ages have a great time at Prairie Berry. Thank you for letting us know we succeeded!
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Madison, WI
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Where's the Beef?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Based on TA reviews we were looking forward to dining on a to-go pizza from Prairie Berry. Thought $22.00 for the Wild Mushroom Pizza was a bit much; actually the most expensive pizza we have ever ordered. But the menu said it served 3-4 and this is the restaurant that touts fresh, homemade, local, whenever possible. Pizza came in a bag that measured 5 1/2" by 14". Pretty darn small. Pizza bag stated bread inside was from Tribeca Oven of New Jersey; in other words mass produced (but in small batches), nationally distributed bread from the East Coast was the pizza base. So they take the bread out of the package, unthaw, bake, top, heat and put back in package. Are there no bread bakers in the Hills? We went back to our cabin and I made a salad to augment the pizza. Could count the number of mushrooms on the pizza. Pizza was OK. After all the hype about Prairie Berry, you got to wonder "Where's the Beef?"

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bhofer
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PrairieBerryWinery, Manager at Prairie Berry Winery, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We take customer service very seriously and always want to know when we aren't meeting expectations.
We are committed to working with local producers whenever possible. However, we have been unable to find a local bread company that could provide both the quality and quantity we need. Our prices reflect our emphasis on quality.
We will discuss your feedback and find the best way to address the issues you voice.
Thank you for visiting Prairie Berry, and for taking the time to share your thoughts. Have a great summer!
~Holli, Kitchen Manager
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great winery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

So nice to do a free wine tasting and learn a little about the local wines. Great selection of wines and very nice people. We go every year!

Visited May 2013
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Thank SD_girl_2486
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PrairieBerryWinery, Social Media Associate at Prairie Berry Winery, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for your review, and for visiting us every year! We appreciate our loyal fans!
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Rochester, Minnesota
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A fun place to stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

This was our second visit to the winery. We like the fact that the wines are actually made in South Dakota, and many are made from fruits grown in the state. Make sure you try the Rhubarb Red!

Visited May 2013
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Thank jfparmn
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PrairieBerryWinery, Social Media Associate at Prairie Berry Winery, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for visiting, and for writing a review. We're proud to be a South Dakota winery and appreciate when our guests value that. Hope to see you again!
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