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Cherry Crab Apple

Our first Cherry Crab Apple wine, featuring semi-sweet fruit flavors of apple and tart cherry, with a lingering fruity finish.

Composition

Cherries and South Dakota crab apples

Sweetness

3 out of 5 Diamonds
Semi-Sweet

Serving

Well Chilled
(39°F or below)

Price

Bottle: $17.00
Gen5: $13.60

Prairie Berry’s first cherry crab apple wine, made with crab apples from South Dakota.


Back in Mobridge, Ralph, our winemaker’s dad, couldn’t stand to see a bounty of crab apples on the ground going to waste. So, he started using them to make wine! Today, we continue this tradition, using fruit picked at the peak of ripeness.

Cheese Pairing

Manchego, Benning Goat Gouda

Food Suggestions

From Our Kitchen: Wild Mushroom Grilled Cheese

At Home: Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Thai Basil Pork, Smoked Chicken Breast

Our first Cherry Crab Apple wine, featuring semi-sweet fruit flavors of apple and tart cherry, with a lingering fruity finish.

Composition

Cherries and South Dakota crab apples

Sweetness

3 out of 5 Diamonds
Semi-Sweet

Serving

Well Chilled
(39°F or below)

Price

Bottle: $17.00
Gen5: $13.60

“I absolutely have to drink more fruit wines, particularly those from South Dakota’s Prairie Berry Winery. Everyone on my panel loved their sassy rhubarb wine.” 

~Jessica Yadegaran, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Judge

“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.” 

~W. Blake Gray, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Judge

Too many cooks can spoil the stew, and too many helpers in the winery can change the course of history.

In the early days Ralph, our winemaker’s dad, was helping out in the winery.

He accidentally added elderberry to the tank for Razzy Rhubarb wine, which, at that point, was no longer Razzy Rhubarb wine.

The story goes that his face turned red and he felt like an ass for messing up the wine, so it became Red Ass Rhubarb.

Add a donkey to the label and you’ve got the most famous, most award-winning wine made in South Dakota.

Highlights

4-time Best of Class, Indy International Wine Competition
Judges Choice Award, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Double
Gold, International Eastern Wine Competition
2-time Best Fruit Wine, Vineyard & Winery Management
Best Fruit Wine, Mid-American Wine Competition

27

GOLD MEDALS

55

SILVER MEDALS

21

BRONZE MEDALS
Cheese Pairing

Goat or Pepper Jack Cheese

Food Suggestions

From Our Kitchen: Summer Grilled Cheese Flat-Grill Sandwich
At Home: Roasted Poblano and Corn Salsa, Chili Verde with Pork, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers, Aged Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche