A ribbon cutting on April 23 at Prairie Berry Winery marked the official release of Anna Pesä wines.

Anna Pesä wines are handcrafted from traditional European wine grapes at Prairie Berry Winery. These wines take Prairie Berry’s winemaking heritage back to where it began, with our fifth generation winemaker Sandi Vojta’s great-great-grandmother, Anna Pesä. Before immigrating to the Dakota Territory in the late 1800s, Anna made traditional European wines for our family in Moravia, Czechoslovakia.

Anna Pesä Riesling on display in the Prairie Berry Winery Tasting Room in Hill City, South Dakota.From the light bodied, semi-dry Riesling and the lightly oaked Chardonnay to the Cabernet Sauvignon that brings beautiful fruit on the nose with just the right amount of oak, these are must-try old world wines of exceptional quality that are rooted in tradition.

Sandi and Ralph celebrate the official launch of Anna Pesä wines, a tribute to Sandi's great-great-grandmother and Ralph's great-grandmother.The release of Anna Pesä was a memorable occasion for many reasons, but primarily because Sandi has aspired to create and share traditional wines that honor her great-great-grandmother and her European heritage since first starting Prairie Berry Winery.

Ralph shares a story about his connection to Anna Pesä, his great-grandmother and the namesake for Prairie Berry's newest line of wines, Anna Pesä.“This release marks our expansion into the traditional wine market and rounds out our offerings by fulfilling the customer demand of those with palates for dry wines,” says Sandi.

One of many glasses of Anna Pesä wine poured to celebrate the brand's launch at Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City, South Dakota.The next time you visit the winery, enjoy a free taste of any Anna Pesä wine at our Tasting Bars or select bottles of your new favorites from our Anna Pesä display wall. These wines are also available for purchase by the bottle, glass or as a flight at Prairie Berry East Bank in Sioux Falls.

Learn more about Anna Pesä wines and the story behind them at AnnaPesa.com.