Firehouse Wine Cellars

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 2, 2020 Show 725 Hour 1

Vineyards Begin Harvest

Sep 8, 2017
Chynna Lockett

The classic image of vineyards is hillsides in California and Italy. But some vintners in South Dakota are creating their product with home grown flavor. There are more than 30 licensed wineries in the state.

Almost 2000 leafy, green vines climb up short wire fences on a hilly, yellow field. This is the Old Folsom Vineyard near Rapid City. The crops grow in orderly rows and stand tall next to neatly trimmed grass. Several people fill buckets with small, purple grapes.