South Dakota's First and Oldest Winery.....
Eldon Nygaard wrote South Dakota's Farm Winery Act in 1996. Together with his wife, Sherry, son, Leif, and daughter, Jeanette, they started the first winery in South Dakota by establishing Valiant Vineyards, South Dakota Bonded Winery Number One. Valiant Vineyards Winery, located on the Vermillion River and overlooking the Missouri River is ideally situated close to downtown Vermillion, home of the University of South Dakota. When you visit, you are invited to taste our wines, meander through the Tasting Room, and meet our staff.
Our tasting room is open:
Summer May through December, Sunday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 to 6 p.m.
Winter January through April Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and at other times by appointment. When you cannot visit, we invite you to shop in our online store, where you can conveniently order wine for direct shipment to your home.
Valiant Vineyards Sets The GOLD Standard
in 3 international competitions
Finger Lakes International - New York City
BUCK NAKED - Best Meade, Best of Class GOLD
Full Throttle - BRONZE
Amenti Del Vino International Wine Competition
Full Throttle - GOLD Medal Blended Cabernet
Atrisan Cabernet - SILVER Medal Blended Cabernet
Los Angeles Inernational Wine Competition
Full Throttle - Best of Class DOUBLE GOLD Medal (90 points)
BUCK NAKED - BRONZE Medal Meade