Viticulture in South Dakota

The wine industry in South Dakota has experienced steady growth over the past 10 years, and demand for locally grown, high-quality wine grapes is strong. In addition to the potential market opportunities, some people are attracted to grape growing because they like working outdoors, enjoy working with plants, and enjoy wine. Grapes may be a good alternative crop to traditional agronomic crops, especially on land that is marginal for cultivation. 

Announcements

  • Herbicide Damage and Sensitive Site Registration

  • January 16, South Dakota Grape growers and wine producers meeting.
    Where: Tuckers Walk Winery, Garretson,SD
    When: 10:00-2:00
    What: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss various research and extension projects, as well as to identify South Dakota industry priorities and strategies for addressing them.  This is your chance to network and discuss needs, constraints, and potentials for South Dakota producers – anything from cooperative variety trials or joint purchasing of materials to updating economic impact evaluations.  Contact Rhoda Burrows to add items to agenda.
    How to attend: RSVP to rhoda.burrows@sdstate.edu

  • SD Grape Cultivar Cold Hardiness 2011-2012
Anne Fennell
Grape Research and Genomics
254B Northern Plains Biostress Lab
Brookings, SD 57007

Horticulture Extension Specialist
West River Agricultural Center
1905 Plaza Blvd.
Rapid City, SD 57702
605.394.2236605.394.2236