By Franny Myers, Gen5 Wine Club Associate

There is no better place to be in the summer than the Black Hills, the sunshine, the smell of the pine and the heat! But, that heat isn’t always such a good thing.

While those hot, hot days are perfect weather for a day at the lake, incessant warmth is not kind to traveling wine. Whether you are shipping it home or taking it with you on the rest of your vacation, here are some things to keep in mind before you enjoy your wine.

  • Wine makes a great souvenir. Just remember that leaving your wine in a hot vehicle for an extended period of time can damage it. Take your wine inside as soon as possible. If Prairie Berry is just the first of many stops, sticking your wine in a cooler will help protect it from the heat and the light. We want you to enjoy your wine at home as much as you enjoyed it with us.
  • No room in your car for your case of wine? Let us ship it for you, and we can worry about the heat. Our Shipping department checks the temperature both in the Black Hills and wherever its final destination is. We will hold the package until it is safe to ship (below 90). Of course, if you have any questions about your wine shipment you can always give us a call. 605.574.9636. Once your wine arrives safely on your doorstep, make sure you store it in a cool, dark place, like a basement or a closet.

Wine can be a little delicate, it doesn’t like to be too hot, or too cold, but it is worth that extra bit of protection to enjoy a glass in the peace and quiet of your own home.