Plow Horse by John LopezWinery front lawn
showcases artwork to
the public for the holidays

Hill City, SD—December 3, 2013— There’s a new art installation at Prairie Berry Winery, near Hill City. Area artist John Lopez has just placed his newest work, Plow Horse at the winery for the public to enjoy before it continues its short, Black Hills tour, then moves on to its permanent home outside the state.

Special Events Associate, Sarah King notes, “We are so excited to be able to host this beautiful, powerful work and share it with the public. I think anyone with a rural history in their family will really find that Plow Horse speaks to them.”

At one point in our nation’s history, draft horses were critical to both agriculture and industry.  A draft horse pulling a single-bottom played a very important role in our nation’s food production. Lopez welded the Plow Horse sculpture using old parts that came from the same tractors that we use to pull plows even now. Lopez was commissioned to create this piece by a client on the East Coast. This unique work will have a very limited showing in the Black Hills before it leaves for its permanent installation in New Hampshire.

Plow Horse  will be on display December 3, 2013 – January 15, 2014 on Prairie Berry’s front lawn. A public reception for the artist will be held December 14th from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Prairie Berry to allow the public a chance to meet and talk with sculptor John Lopez. All are welcome.


Sarah King
Prairie Berry Wineruy
23837 Hwy 385, Hill City, SD  57745
Phone:  605-574-3898


Prairie Berry Winery is a family-owned business near Hill City, South Dakota. Their roots are deep in the state, noting through their slogan that that they have been making “South Dakota wines since 1876.” Open daily for wine tasting, shopping and service from their kitchen, they received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013. For more information, see