Up until April of 2002, North Dakota was the single state in the country without a winery. Fortunately, the Pointe of View Winery opened in 2002, and since then, several other high-quality wineries have opened throughout the state. Many of the wineries of North Dakota focus on American-French hybrid wines and fruit wines. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Bear Creek Winery

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The Bear Creek Winery is only twenty-minutes away from downtown Fargo, North Dakota and provides an escape from the city where visitors can relax on a beautiful vineyard. The Tasting Room at the Bear Creek Winery is open on Fridays from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and on Saturdays from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. Wine tastings include a choice of five different wines, and groups of eight or less are welcome without a reservation. Wine is also available by the glass and bottle to be enjoyed at a table, by the pond, on the outside deck, or in the tasting room.

8800 25th St South, Fargo, ND 58104, Phone: 701-261-3171

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2.Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery

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The Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery is a winery and agritourism business committed to creating high-quality North Dakota wines made from cold climate grapes and other fruit. Established in 2018, the Dakota Vines Winery provides visitors with a chance to about some of the newer grape varietals that are able to not only survive, but also thrive within the cold climate of the state of North Dakota. Wine enthusiasts can find a rural, rustic, and unique wine experience less than thirty minutes from the Fargo-Moorhead area as they sample unique wines and learn about the winemaking process.

17355 County Road 4, Colfax, ND 58018, Phone: 701-553-8807

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3.Fluffy Fields Vineyard and Winery

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The Fluffy Fields Vineyard and Winery is a family-owned and managed farm winery that produces wines from fruit and grapes grown on-site in the vineyard, gardens, and orchards, in addition to produce grown in the local area. The winery is the first full-service winery in southwest North Dakota open throughout the entire year. Wine tastings are offered daily, as well as wine offered by the glass and as bottles. Visitors can also try draft beers by the jar and have a bite from the small, seasonal menu. Guests can have a glass by the fire or relax on the winery’s outdoor patio.

2708 21st St E Dickinson, ND 58601, Phone: 701-590-2203

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4.Maple River Winery Tasting Room

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The Maple River Winery Tasting Room is open throughout the entire year Monday to Saturday, from 9:00am until 5:00pm. It is also open later and on Sundays by appointment. In-depth tours are offered on Saturdays and give visitors a look at the wine production area, along with an opportunity to enjoy some Pride of Dakota products with their wine sampling. In fact, the Maple River Winery boasts that it it home to the state’s largest assortment of the locally made Pride of Dakota products, such as honeycomb plum, rhubarb, and chokecherry wines, as well as chokecherry jelly.

628 Front St, Casselton, ND 58012, Phone: 701-347-5900

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5.Pointe of View Winery

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The Pointe of View Winery is the first winery to open in the state of North Dakota, specializing in grape, honey, and native fruit wines. Along with producing an award-winning rhubarb wine, the winery is also well known for its rhubarb, gin, and corn whisky. All of the products made by Pointe of View are produced in limited small releases and can be sampled at the tasting room between the months of May and December. The tasting room is open Monday to Saturday from 11:00am until 6:00pm and on Sundays from noon until 5:00pm.

8413 19th Ave NW, Burlington, ND 58722, Phone: 701-839-5505

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6.Prairie Rose Meadery

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The Prairie Rose Meadery isn’t your typical winery, as it is the first meadery to open in the city of Fargo, North Dakota and is owned and operated by Bob and Susan Ruud. The meadery, which specializes in honey wine, produces its award-winning Traditional Mead, Metheglin (a spiced mead), and Melomel (a fruit mead) from ingredients sourced primarily from the state of North Dakota. Visitors can try a sample, a glass, or a bottle of the Prairie Rose meads in the tasting room on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tours of the Prairie Rose Meadery are offered by appointment.

3101 39th St S, Fargo, ND 58104, Phone: 701-356-7706

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7.Red Trail Vineyards

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The Red Trail Vineyards is a family-owned and operated vineyard named for the historic Old Red Trail, of the Dakota Territory’s first established trails that guided settlers. This trail stretched from the area of Seattle, Washington all the way to New York, New York, passing along the northern side of the Red Trail Vineyards.Situated on the outskirts of the town of Buffalo along Buffalo Creek, the vineyard boasts fertile soil that the Red River Valley is known for and combines it with the traditional techniques of winemaking to bring out the subtle aromas and flavors of the native hybrid grapes.

3510 142nd Ave SE, Buffalo, ND 58011, Phone: 701-238-3337

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8.Vintner's Cellar Winery

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The Vintner's Cellar Winery is a unique winery in the community of Bismarck, North Dakota, offering visitors with an opportunity to have a more personal wine experience by creating their own blend of wine. However, the winery also offers over fifty wines locally sourced from the region that people can purchase as well. A large amount of the custom wines of Vintner’s Cellar are created from produce grown locally, from rhubarb and strawberry to North Dakota’s chokecherry. Guests can certainly create their own fruity wine blend that meets their own tastes inside the tasting room at the winery.

3250 Rock Island Pl, Bismarck, ND 58504, Phone: 701-255-9463

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More Ideas in ND: Fort Union Trading Post

Between the years of 1828 and 1867, the Upper Missouri River's most important fur trade post was the Fort Union Trading Post. It was here that the Assiniboine, as well as six other Northern Plains Indian Tribes, met to exchange buffalo robe and other smaller burs for goods such as beads, blankets, guns, and cloth. On average, Fort Union traded one hundred thousand dollars in goods and more than twenty-five thousand buffalo robes each year.

Every year, the Fort Union Trading Post Historic Site hosts Rendezvous, a Nineteenth Century Fur Trade Fair. The annual event is the fort's largest event, featuring an array of period crafts, music, and arts. Rendezvous is the finest fur trade fair in the upper Missouri region. More than 100 re-enactors from throughout the United States, as well as Canada, come to demonstrate traditional lifeways and skills each year in June.

In the decades following 1867, very little evidence of the trading post remained visible after passing crews of steamboats and the Army razed Fort Union. However, fur trade historians, farmers, and residents of the nearby communities of Williston, Mondak, and others knew where the post once stood. Some of these people recognized the national significance of the site, while some of them didn't. For most of them, the demands of daily life took up all of their attention.

Around the early 1900's, farmers began to surface evidence of a wide variety of buried artifacts, including remains of hand-forged tools, buttons, shell casings, building materials, glass beads, clay pipe fragments, and even human and bison bones. History enthusiasts and local residents explored the grounds over the years where Fort Union stood.

Gravel miners and undermined and unearthed the remaining foundation of Fort Union's southwest bastion by 1936. This caused local residents to raise money to purchase the site. Two years later, the state acquired the land that included the remains of the fort, designating it as a state historic site. Congress established the Fort Union National Historic Site in 1966. The Fort Union that visitors can tour today, however, wouldn't exist for an additional twenty-five years. In 1968, archeologists began exploratory excavation in preparation to accurately restore the site.

The significance and value of the museum at Fort Union National Historic Site lies in what people can learn from the site's artifacts. What volunteer, student, and professional excavators unearthed and documented revealed much more than just the historic foundations of the current Fort Union. The stories behind these discovered artifacts teach visitors about the trading post, the fur trade, those who worked there and their families, the Native American tribes of the region, and both the human-built and natural environment in which they worked and lived.

For example, bones from animals such as wolves, bison, dogs, and bears, indicate what domestic and wild animals the people traded for furs and food back then. Guns, knives, and arrowheads, as well as items like ceramic plates and the largest collection of trade beads in the country help piece together what these people used to adapt to the area's conditions and challenges with new peoples. While at the museum at Fort Union, visitors can explore exhibits, watch blacksmiths work, and speak with a trader.

15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND, Phone: 701-572-9083

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More Ideas in ND: Scandinavian Heritage Park

Located in Minot's Upper Brooklyn neighborhood, the Scandinavian Heritage Park contains replicas and remembrances from the countries of Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Established in 1988, the park is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Scandinavian heritage. It is thought to be the world's only park that represent all five countries of Scandinavia .

It's recommended that visitors make a stop at the Visitors Centers upon arriving at the Scandinavian Heritage Park. The uniquely-shaped building contains a wide variety of information for tourists, as well as a gift shop. The lower level of the center houses the Norsk Hostfest Association, which hosts "North America's Largest Scandinavian Festival" every year in October.

Scandinavian Heritage Park's Plaza Scandinavia features of a map of all five Nordic countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. The beautiful 75-foot piece of art was created with an array of colorful granite tiles, with its ocean background consisting of Norwegian Blue Pearl Granite. With its location at the park's entrance, the map plaza welcomes guests to the park. The map of the countries that make up Scandinavia also acts as an educational tool for guests visiting the park. Plaza Scandinavia serves as a way to honor and commemorate immigrants from Scandinavia who endured hardships while traveling across the ocean to North America and establishing new homes here.

It's almost as if Hans Christian Andersen has come to life in the form of the newest statue at the Scandinavian Heritage Park. The Hans Christian Andersen statue, created by Shari Hamilton, was funded in honor of Alice Nelson-Odlund who was an elementary teacher known for encouraging students to read by using the fairy tales written by Andersen. One of the many things taught through his works was that "beauty comes from within.

The Scandanavian Heritage Park's Gol Stave Church Museum is a full-size replica of Gol's Stave Church in Hallingdal. The original Gol Stave Church was moved nearly one hundred years ago to Oslo's Folk Museum. The intricately-carved side and front doors and portals were carved by Elsa Bigton and Philip Odden. There are still stave churches that are seven hundred to eight hundred years old in Norway. The original stave church that the park's Gol Stave Church Museum is based on was constructed around the year 1250.

The park's statue of Leif Erickson, an Icelandic explorer, was unveiled in October of 1993 and features fine details sculpted by Arlen Evenson. According to Iceland's Vinlanda Saga, around the year 1000, "Leif the Lucky" was the first European man to land in America. Leif Erickson serves as a fitting symbol for all people living in North America with Nordic heritage. Erik the Red, Leif Erickson's father, was Norwegian according to Saga tradition.

The oldest house in North Dakota is located at the Scandinavian Heritage Park. The Sigdal House is a 230-year-old home from Sigdal, Norway that was chosen to represent a typical home from old-time Norway. The building was carefully dismantled and reassembled in the park. Even the fireplace's rocks and the moss used to seal the logs were saved.

1020 South Broadway, Minot, ND, Phone: 701-852-9161

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More Ideas in ND: Fargo Air Museum

The Fargo Air Museum was established in 2001 as an organization that promotes interest in aviation through restoration, preservation, and education. The North Dakota museum is an excellent place for those interested in aviation to learn more about aviation history, participate in restoration, host special events, and see full-scale aircrafts from history. The premiere destination for aviation in North Dakota, the museum houses a variety of aircraft from different eras.

These pieces range from the Global Hawk reconnaissance unmanned drone, featuring an astonishing wingspan on 100 feet, to the most accurate replica of the Wright Brothers' Flyer. As a "flying" museum, several of the aircraft at the Fargo Air Museum take to the sky on occasion. This a unique museum feature that Isn't found in the majority of other air museums throughout the United States.

Much more than a space that displays several airplanes, the Fargo Air Museum is home to one of the largest aviation libraries in the Midwest in addition to showcasing exhibits and military memorabilia. The museum also hosts seminars, speakers, and educational day-camps for aviation fans of any age to enjoy. There is also an expansive gift shop at the museum, featuring something for any enthusiast of aviation, including souvenirs, toys, clothing, home décor, jewelry, DVDs, books, and many more items.

The Fargo Air Museum provides a rare chance to view two hangars full of aircraft from a variety of historical eras. The majority of the airplanes are still in good enough condition to take to the sky, exciting guests when they hear the roar of an aircraft's engine on the ramp. Visitors are welcome to explore the museum on their own, or schedule a tour led by a veteran pilot guide. Audio tours are also available to visitors wanting to learn more about aviation's legacy or featured airplanes.

Among the many aircraft housed at the Fargo Air Museum is the North American P-51 D Mustang, possibly the most well-known fighter plan of WWII. It quickly rose to be a dominating fighter plane in the war with its Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, and was called a "knight in shining armor" by bomber crews. Another special aircraft guest can see at the museum is the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk. The unmanned surveillance aircraft can survey up to 40,000 square miles daily.

The Wright Flyer at the Fargo Air Museum is a replica built in 2003, and considered to be one of the country's best replicas. The 1902 Glider designed by the Wright Brothers led to the creation of the Flyer. The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, first known as the HU-1A or "Huey," is among history's most successful helicopters. First used in 1956, the helicopter was mostly used for aerial attacks, cargo transports, medical purposes, and to transport troops.

The B-25 Mitchell, a twin-engined American bomber, can also be seen at the museum. The aircraft got its name from Major General William "Billy" Mitchell, considered widely as the father of United States military aviation. The aircraft descends from the XB-21 project from the mid-1930's.

1609 19th Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota, Phone: 701-293-8043

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