South Dakota wine

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South Dakota
Wine region
Map of USA SD.svg
Official name State of South Dakota
Type U.S. state
Year established 1889
Country United States
Total area 77,116 square miles (199,730 km2)
Grapes produced De Chaunac, Edelweiss, Frontenac, Kay Gray, La Crosse, Niagara, Seyval blanc, Valiant [1]
No. of wineries 13 [2]

South Dakota wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of South Dakota. South Dakota has a small wine industry, which must contend with extremes of heat in the summer and cold in the winter. The only grape species that naturally performs well in South Dakota is Vitis riparia, a species not generally used for wine production. The wineries in South Dakota have focused exclusively on cold-resistant French hybrid grapes.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "South Dakota: Appellation Description". Retrieved November 28, 2007.
  2. ^ "South Dakota Wineries". South Dakota State University. Retrieved July 30, 2008.