Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wilde Prairie Winery, Brandon

Sometimes there are places you know you've been looking for, but had no idea where to look. Wild Prairie Winery north of Brandon is one of those places.

Aside from the winery, which I'm sure is great even though I'm not a wine drinker, this is a quintessential South Dakota farm place. Lots of great rustic barns, fences, abandoned machinery, etc. Of course, there are places like this scattered all over the state, but it just so happens this is one I stumbled upon.

So while I did shoot pictures of drying grapes on vines, etc., I was most attracted to the aging details of the farm.

Wilde Prairie Winery is at 48052 259th Street, which is two miles north of Brandon's I-90 exit and then west 1-1/2 miles on 259th Street. Look for the small sign at the turn off Highway 11. Jeff and Victoria Wilde are the artistic types and I'm guessing would welcome photographers, especially if you took a bottle of wine home with you.

Check them out and/or contact them at


Anonymous said...

Great pics of the winery Chad.

Tons more information about this winery and many others in the region can be found in the relatively new book, Along the Grapevine Trail: Vineyards and Wineries in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska by Starley Talbott.

Chad Coppess said...

Thanks for reading Martyn!

Haven't seen the book, but sounds like an interesting one.

Anonymous said...

Some great captures here. Old farm or industrial sites are gold mines for photographers. We liked the "tractor and barn" shot. Nice re on red.

Chad Coppess said...

Thanks for reading! Some very interesting photography on your blog as well.