1,000+ Awards

“It is not very common to pass the 1,000-award mark in the wine industry, and we are so honored to be one of the wineries to achieve this.”

~Sandi Vojta, fifth-generation winemaker

Wild Bill won a Double Gold medal at the 2019 Indy International Wine Competition. Additionally, Prairie Berry Winery and Anna Pesä wines brought home five silver and two bronze medals.

RECENT AWARDS

2019 Indy International Wine Competition

AWARDS HISTORY

2019 Indy International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Wild Bill
5 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

“Poor Wild Bill Hickok met an unfortunate end in Deadwood, but in tribute to his gumption and adaptability, Prairie Berry Winery … has produced a similarly styled wine, a rose of color, flash, and drive, fitting for sipping on its own or for pairing with a traditionally beefy Midwest meal.” ~Mike Dunne, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Judge

Best of Class: Wild Bill
2 Gold Medals: Brianna 2018, Calamity Jane
1 Silver Medal, 3 Bronze Medals

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

9 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

Florida State Fair International Wine and Grape Juice Competition

Double Gold Medal: LaCrescent 2017
Gold Medal: Razzy Apple
5 Silver Medals, 6 Bronze Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Anna Pesä Louka 2017, Red Ass Rhubarb
4 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

Jefferson Cup: Calamity Jane
Double Gold Medal: Lawrence Elk
Gold Medal: Wild Bill
2 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

San Diego Wine Challenge

1 Silver Medal

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
2 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Awards

Double Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
5 Gold Medals: Frontenac 2017, LaCrescent 2017, Peach Mead, Red Ass Rhubarb, Wild Bill
7 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Calamity Jane, Strawberry Fusion
11 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

4 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Best in Class: Strawberry Fusion
4 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Indy International Wine Competition

Best of Class: Anna Pesä Symphony 2015
Double Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
Gold Medal: Lawrence Elk
6 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Peach Mead
2 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals

Mid-American Wine Competition

Sweepstakes Winner (Best Sweet Red Wine): Calamity Jane
Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
7 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medal

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Gold Digger
Gold Medal: Crab Apple
2 Silver Medals

Tasters Guild Consumer Wine Competition

“Bouquets of peaches and honey are distinctive in the nose. The wine is light on the tongue with honey up front, and peach with hints of papaya that carry through to the finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or serve with a dish of vanilla bean ice cream.” ~Double Gold Tasting Notes, 2015 Tasters Guild Consumer Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Peach Mead
2 Gold Medals: Anna Pesä Blaufränkisch 2015, Frontenac 2015
5 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

2 Double Gold Medals: Black Raspberry Fusion, LaCrescent 2015
3 Gold Medals: Frontenac 2015, Pomegranate Fusion, Strawberry Fusion
7 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Brianna 2014
5 Silver Medals, 6 Bronze Medals

Florida State Fair International Wine Competition

7 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Apricot, Chuckle Berry
9 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals

Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Anna Pesä Meritage 2013, Uncle Ralph’s Rhubarb
2 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Best of Class: Gold Digger
Double Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
3 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Pink Slip
2 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Blue Suede Shoes
5 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Calamity Jane, Frontenac 2013
4 Silver Medals

Mid-American Wine Competition

6 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

San Francisco International Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild Consumer Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Gold Digger
2 Gold Medals: Cranberry, Lawrence Elk
5 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

4 Silver Medals

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

5 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

Best of Class: Red Ass Rhubarb
Double Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
8 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition

1 Silver Medal, 2 Bronze Medals

Mid-American Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals, 10 Bronze Medals

Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

Best of Class: Strawberry Fusion
3 Gold Medals: Blue Suede Shoes, Red Ass Rhubarb, Strawberry Fusion
2 Bronze Medals

San Francisco International Wine Competition

Best Fruit Wine: Uncle Ralph’s Rhubarb
Double Gold Medal: Uncle Ralph’s Rhubarb
1 Silver Medal, 2 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

3 Gold Medals: 3Rednecks, Blue Suede Shoes, Strawberry Fusion
3 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals

Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Calamity Jane

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

6 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Florida International Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Frontenac Port
4 Gold Medals: Apricot, Crab Apple, Frontenac Gris, Lawrence Elk
1 Silver Medal, 5 Bronze Medals

International Cold Climate Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Frontenac Gris, Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Silver Medal, 5 Bronze Medals

International Eastern Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
4 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

Jefferson Cup: Calamity Jane
Jefferson Cup Nominee: Frontenac Gris
4 Medals of American Merit: Frontenac Port, Pink Slip, St. Pepin, Strawberry Fusion

Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Blue Suede Shoes
3 Silver Medals

Mid-American Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Frontenac Gris
4 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

New World International Wine Competition

Best of Class: Lawrence Elk
Best of Varietal: Lawrence Elk
2 Silver Medals

Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
3 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Riverside International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Pink Slip
7 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

San Diego International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Brianna
4 Silver Medals

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Best of Class: Raspberry Honeywine
2 Gold Medals: Frontenac Gris, Frontenac Port
3 Silver Medals

San Francisco International Wine Competition

2 Double Gold Medals: Frontenac Gris, LaCrescent
2 Gold Medals: Blue Suede Shoes, Frontenac Port
4 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

6 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

American Wine Society Competition

2 Gold Medals: Phat Hogg Red, Raspberry Honeywine
3 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
2 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Florida International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Frontenac
4 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

Grand Harvest Awards

3 Gold Medals: Crab Apple, Gold Digger, LaCrescent
2 Silver Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

Best of Class: Blue Suede Shoes
Double Gold Medal: Blue Suede Shoes
2 Gold Medals: Brianna, Lawrence Elk
4 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals

International Eastern Wine Competition

Best of Class: Blue Suede Shoes
Double Gold Medal: Blue Suede Shoes
Gold Medal: Brianna
2 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

International Women’s Wine Competition

Gold: Pink Slip
4 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

Lone Star International Wine Competition

“Another outstanding wine came from South Dakota’s Prairie Berry Winery, a sweet red made from Concord called Calamity Jane. Don’t start laughing; lots of people ask me for a sweet red recommendation, and this may be one of the best I’ve ever tasted.” ~Jeff Siegel, “The Wine Curmudgeon” and Judge at the 2011 Lone Star International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
3 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Mid-American Wine Competition

Best Off-Dry Red: Blue Suede Shoes
Best Fruit Wine: Red Ass Rhubarb

4 Gold Medals: Blue Suede Shoes, Brianna, Calamity Jane, Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Silver Medal, 5 Bronze Medals

New World International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Silver Medal

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Brianna
2 Gold Medals: Pumpkin Bog, Red Ass Rhubarb
2 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

San Francisco International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Brianna, Calamity Jane
3 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

7 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Wine Lover’s Consumer Wine Judging

4 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

7 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Florida International Wine Competition

2 Double Gold Medals: Cranberry, Raspberry Honeywine
Gold Medal: Crab Apple
3 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

Best of Class: Gold Digger, Red Ass Rhubarb
Double Gold Medal: Frontenac Port
4 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

International Cold Climate Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Crab Apple
1 Silver Medal, 2 Bronze Medals

International Eastern Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Gold Digger
1 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medals

Lone Star International Wine Competition

1 Silver Medal, 3 Bronze Medals

Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition

Gold Medal: Gold Digger
4 Bronze Medals

Mid-American Wine Competition

Sweepstakes Winner — Best Off Dry Red: Calamity Jane
Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
5 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

National Women’s Wine Competition

4 Gold Medals: Crab Apple, Lawrence Elk, Raspberry Honeywine, Red Ass Rhubarb
2 Silver Medals

New World International Wine Competition

Best of Class: Raspberry Honeywine
Gold Medal: Raspberry Honeywine
3 Silver Medals

Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Lawrence Elk, Phat Hogg Red
3 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Riverside International Wine Competition

Chairman’s Award — Unanimous Gold: 2009 Frontenac Port
1 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medals

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

“This is one of the best fruit wines I’ve ever had. It’s tangy, like having rhubarb pie, and its moderate sweetness means it could work well with dinner or dessert. Unless Oakland A’s second baseman Mark Ellis starts hitting again, this wine could be my 2nd favorite thing about South Dakota, just behind watching untrained college kids wrestle alligators at Reptile Gardens.” ~W. Blake Gray, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Judge

Best of Class: Red Ass Rhubarb
Judges’ Choice Award: Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Silver Medal, 1 Bronze Medal

San Francisco International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Pink Slip
1 Silver, Medal, 2 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Calamity Jane, Lawrence Elk
5 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Lovers’ Consumer Competition

Gold Medal: Pink Slip
5 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

Platinum Award: Frontenac
2 Silver Medals

Florida International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
2 Silver Medals,  4 Bronze Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

Best of Class: Red Ass Rhubarb
2 Gold Medals: Lawrence Elk, Red Ass Rhubarb
5 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

International Eastern Wine Competition

5 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Lonestar International Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

Mid-American Wine Competition

Best of Class: Frontenac, Frontenac Gris
Sweepstakes Award — Rosé/Blush Wine: Frontenac Gris
Sweepstakes Nominee: Frontenac
3 Gold Medals: Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, St. Pepin
1 Silver Label Award, 1 Silver Medal, 1 Bronze Label Award, 5 Bronze Medals

National Women’s Wine Competition

Best of Class: Gold Digger
Double Gold Medal: Gold Digger
1 Silver Medal, 2 Bronze Medals

Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: LaCrescent, Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Bronze Medal

Riverside International Wine Competition

Chairman’s Award — Unanimous Gold: Frontenac Gris
2 Gold Medals: Frontenac, Raspberry Honeywine
3 Silver Medals

San Francisco International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Frontenac
1 Bronze Medal

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Frontenac Gris
4 Gold Medals: Frontenac, Gold Digger, Raspberry Honeywine, Red Ass Rhubarb
2 Silver Medals

Wine Lover’s Consumer Wine Judging

5 Silver Medals

Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: LaCrescent
2 Silver Medals

Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
2 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
4 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals

Florida State Fair International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Chokecherry Medley, Frontenac
2 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals

Grand Harvest Awards

Gold Medal: Frontenac Gris
1 Silver Medal, 2 Bronze Medals

Hilton Head Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

2 Best of Class: Frontenac Gris, Red Ass Rhubarb
6 Gold Medals: Crab Apple, Frontenac Gris, Lawrence Elk, Pumpkin Bog, Red Ass Rhubarb, Wild Plum Fusion
2 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

International Eastern Wine Competition

3 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Lodi International Wine Awards

2 Gold Medals (Panel A): Frontenac, Red Ass Rhubarb
Gold Medal (Panel B): Red Ass Rhubarb
4 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals

Lone Star International Wine Competition

3 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals

National Women’s Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb

2 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

New World International Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

4 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

Riverside International Wine Competition

3 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Frontenac
8 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

San Francisco International Wine Competition

2 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

4 Gold Medals: Brianna, Frontenac Gris, Lawrence Elk, Raspberry Honeywine
4 Silver Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Lovers’ Consumer Competition

4 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

World Wine Championships

Highly Recommended: Frontenac (89 points), Calamity Jane (88 points)

American Wine Society Wine Competition

2 Bronze Medals

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

6 Bronze Medals

Florida International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Raspberry Honeywine
3 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals

Grand Harvest Awards

1 Silver Medal, 1 Bronze Medal

Indy International Wine Competition

Best of Class: Red Ass Rhubarb
2 Gold Medals: Lawrence Elk, Phat Hogg White
5 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

International Eastern Wine Competition

3 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Lone Star International Wine Competition

3 Silver Medals, 6 Bronze Medals

Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Frontenac
2 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition

3 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Mid-American Wine Competition

Gold Label Design: Red Ass Rhubarb
3 Silver Medals, 7 Bronze Medals

National Women’s Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals

New World International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Lawrence Elk

1 Bronze Medal

Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Calamity Jane, Gold Digger
2 Bronze Medals

San Francisco International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Seyval Blanc
Best Varietal: Seyval Blanc
2 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Frontenac

6 Silver Medals

Tasters Guild Consumer Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
6 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

Vineyard & Winery Management Wine Competition

Best Fruit Wine: Raspberry Honeywine
100 Best of the East: Red Ass Rhubarb

VinoChallenge International Wine Competition

1 Silver Medal, 1 Bronze Medal

World Value Wine Challenge

Highly Recommended: Cascade Falls (86 points), Phat Hogg White (88 points)
2 Bronze Medals

American Wine Society Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Silver Medal, 1 Bronze Medal

Colorado Commercial Wine Competition

1 Bronze Medal

Dallas Morning News International Wine Competition

1 Bronze Medal

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
2 Silver Medals, 4 Bronze Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

1 Silver Medal, 3 Bronze Medals

International Eastern Wine Competition

1 Bronze Medal

L.A. County Fair “Wines of the World” Competition

1 Silver Medal

Lone Star International Wine Competition

1 Silver Medal, 3 Bronze Medals

Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

New World International Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

San Francisco International Wine Competition

2 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild Consumer Wine Competition

1 Silver Medal, 3 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Calamity Jane
3 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

Vineyard & Winery Management Wine Competition

Best Fruit Wine: Red Ass Rhubarb
100 Best of the East: Raspberry Honeywine

Colorado Commercial Wine Competition

1 Silver Medal

Indy International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Chokecherry Medley, Razzy Apple

2 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal

International Eastern Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Bronze Medal

Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition

1 Silver Medal, 1 Bronze Medal

Nebraska Commercial Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Silver Medal

San Francisco International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Bronze Medal

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Silver Medal, 3 Bronze Medals

Vineyard & Winery Management Wine Competition

100 Best of the East: Raspberry Honeywine, Red Ass Rhubarb

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals

Florida International Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

Indy International Wine Competition

Concordance Gold: Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Silver Medal, 3 Bronze Medals

International Eastern Wine Competition

1 Bronze Medal

Pacific Rim International

1 Bronze Medal

Riverside International

1 Bronze Medal

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

1 Silver Medal

Vineyard & Winery Management Wine Competition

100 Best of the East: Heritage, Red Ass Rhubarb

Colorado Commercial Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Chokecherry Honeywine
1 Bronze Medal

Florida International Wine Competition

2 Gold Medals: Apricot, Heritage
1 Bronze Medal

Indiana International Wine Competition

1 Bronze Medal

Indy International Wine Competition

2 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: Red Ass Rhubarb
1 Bronze Medal

Vineyard & Winery Management Wine Competition

100 Best of the East: Buffaloberry

Colorado Commercial Wine Competition

1 Silver Medal

Indy International Wine Competition

3 Bronze Medals

San Francisco International Wine Competition

2 Bronze Medals

Vineyard & Winery Management Wine Competition

100 Best of the East: Heritage, Wild Grape

Indy International Wine Competition

2 Bronze Medals

International Eastern Wine Competition (New York)

1 Silver Medal, 1 Bronze Medal

San Francisco International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal: Wild Grape