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Prairie Berry Wins ''Best Fruit Wine'' Third Year in a Row

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HILL CITY, S.D. – For a third year running, local business Prairie Berry Winery has received one of the highest honors in the nation’s winemaking industry. Their Raspberry Honeywine won “2007 Best Fruit Wine” at the Vineyard & Winery Management “Best of the East” competition. The award was presented at the Wineries Unlimited Symposium in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. More than 1,650 wineries within the 37-state region east of the Rocky Mountains are eligible to enter.

For the last two years, Prairie Berry’s “Best Fruit Wine” winner was Red Ass Rhubarb, a wine made from a blend of rhubarb and raspberries. This year, it was still named to the “100 Best of the East” list, making it one of the 100 best wines made east of the Rocky Mountains.

Prairie Berry is no stranger to winning awards, currently having received 115 awards since 2001 for 28 different wines: everything from dry red grape wines aged in oak to port-style dessert wines made from wild fruit. Located three and a half miles northeast of Hill City on Highway 385, Prairie Berry’s Tasting Room is open daily for people to sample their award-winning wines.

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