Grapes, much like water, naturally exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and raisin. Imbibe the fruit's most drinkable state with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a wine tasting for four people at Strawbale Winery, located in Renner (a $20 value). This environmentally minded cold-climate winery was built using straw bales as insulation, reducing energy needs, providing a controlled aging environment, and frightening pink panthers within an inch of their lives. Afternoon tastings scheduled between Thursdays and Saturdays present curious connoisseurs with dozens of flavors of fermented grape, fruit, and honeyed juices. Sip a 2008 Frontenac rosé with whispers of black cherry ($12) or a sweet 2009 black currant wine ($13) upon countertops constructed of re-purposed black slate chalkboards from a nearby high school. Enjoy five to six wine samplings and take home a souvenir glass. Or, stick around to take advantage of Strawbale’s specialty gift offerings, which include customized wine labeling, chocolate-dipped bottles, and tarot readings from the resident basset hound.
47215 257th St.
Renner, South Dakota 57055Get Directions