Prairie Berry Winery in SD Expanding to 135,000 Gallon Capacity
The Rapid City Journal in South Dakota reports that Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City, SD will soon begin a multi-million dollar expansion. Prairie Berrry is South Dakota’s largest winery with current annual production of over 90,000 gallons per year. The winery was started by Ralph Vojta and his daughter Sandi in 1998 and moved to its current location in the Black Hills in 2004. According to the South Dakota Ag connection, the expansion will result in a 150% increase in wine production capacity. The expansion was made possible by a USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Business and Industry loan in partnership with Great Western Bank in Rapid City.