Tucked away in an eccentric, eco-friendly winery composed of straw bales and recycled materials, Strawbale Winery's Don and Susie South craft more than 20 South Dakota wines from cold-climate grapes, locally grown fruits, and honey. Quartets amble through the farm's century-old scenery on their way to the winery's tasting room, where they can sample up to six wines. Imbibers can tongue-slap the crisp, dry American Kay Gray wine, or swirl a glass of black-currant-infused Prairie Storm wine before tossing it into the face of a rival soap-opera star. Honey from local bees infuses mead wines with the distinctive flavor of the tart cranberry-honey wine or elderberry mead. After they've sipped their fill, wine tasters keep their commemorative glass to display on shelves next to souvenir beer steins or hog-tied Kool-Aid men.
For nearly a quarter century, Ultimate Golf & Academy founder Chad Westra has been instructing golfers of all abilities while developing original methods for improvement in his book and instructional DVD, The Ultimate Way. Through Chad's methods, golfers discover the components of a balanced swing, including the turn of the clubface and the point of impact. By focusing on clubface connection, the instructor asserts that golfers can develop natural swings attuned to their unique form and golf bag full of modified soup ladles. Ultimate Golf allows visitors to practice their swings on its 22-acre facility, which features a well-lit driving range, 19-hole miniature golf course, and digital golf simulator. The simulator allows golfers to play on digital replications of 100 legendary golf courses.
Bill Graham began selling tires in 1951 and started building an empire shortly after. Now owned and operated by his sons, Graham Tire boasts 26 locations, two retreading plants, and more than 400 employees across four states. Each location's ASE-certified technicians keep vehicles operating at peak efficiency by performing preventative maintenance, engine diagnostics, and meticulous repairs for everything from transmissions to suspension systems with their suspenders tangled. The company also upholds its reputation as one of the largest independently owned tire dealerships by routinely outfitting vehicles with treads by various name-brand producers, including Goodyear, Dunlop, and Hankook.