When it comes to North Dakota wineries, Fargo is surrounded by them. All serving delicious wines in relaxed atmospheres, this guide gives an overview of each of them, including where to do wine tasting near Fargo.

Sample them all and pick what you think is the best Fargo winery! 

4e Winery

This 12-acre farmstead is located just 20 minutes west of Downtown Fargo. With rolling vineyards and a beautiful red barn, it's a wonderful stop to relax from your day. Step out onto the expansive deck, or stay inside and chat with the owners as you enjoy a glass of their delicious wine or sangria.


Red: The Bison Tale is a popular choice, a sweet wine made from North Dakota-grown grapes. Not to mention, the bottle itself is beautiful. 

White: We recommend the Brianna for a dry and crisp choice; try the dry or the medium varieties.


Check out 4e during their Wine & Rhythms music series on the first Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. throughout the season.

Look for 4e at the Red River Market on Saturdays throughout the summer, as well as Dazed in the Maze at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.


Friday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

3766 156th Ave SE, Mapleton, ND | (701) 936-9693

Bear Creek Winery

Bear Creek Winery is the only winery actually located in the city proper. Just south of town, you will find this beautiful escape with rolling hills and even a golf course. The vineyard is also on-site, so make sure to go up to the deck and take in the views.


Red: Their Petite Pearl wine is a very dry variety with a great finish. 

White: White Bus is similar to a Riesling with a semi-sweet taste and floral aromas. 


Thursday: 4:30 - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m.

8800 25th St S, Fargo, ND | (701) 306-4709

Dakota Vines Winery

Just south of the Fargo-Moorhead area, you'll find Dakota Vines Winery. The tasting room has a rustic feel and farm vibe, along with great places to sit and enjoy their wines.


Red: One of our favorites, the Roughrider wine is semi-dry with a cherry aroma and other great fruit flavors. 

White: The 2018 Flickertail is an off-dry wine made from Brianna grapes. With tropical fruit aromas and floral characteristics, the flavor is not too overpowering or sweet. Try the 2017 Flickertail for a sweeter option.


Dakota Vines hosts a Grape Stomp each August; join the stop competition to see who can produce the most juice. Plus, a festival with dozens of vendors, food trucks, and, of course, wine.


Friday: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

17355 Co Road 4, Colfax, ND | (701) 553-8807

Prairie Rose Meadery

For something a little different, the Prairie Rose Meadery is serving up Mead, which is a wine made from fermenting honey and other fruits.


Red: Their Blackberry Mead has a great blackberry and honey flavor that is semi-sweet.

White: To start off, the Traditional Mead is a good introduction to this unique beverage. 


Prairie Rose Meadery is also part of the Crafts & Drafts Passport; grab a free digital passport and earn prizes.


Thursday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

3101 39th St S, Ste E, Fargo, ND | (701) 371-3690

Red Trail Vineyard

For a laid-back atmosphere and friendly hosts, stop by Red Trail Vineyard and try one of their award-winning varieties. The farmhouse invites you in with its wrap-around porch and cozy interior.


Red: The Sangria is a great refreshing wine for the summer. 

White: One of the most familiar wines, their Frontenac Gris is reminiscent of a Chardonnay with peach and grapefruit flavors. 


Closed until spring 2024

3510 142nd Ave SE, Buffalo, ND | (701) 238-3337

Rookery Rock Winery

Built right on the beautiful shores of the Glacial Lake Agassiz, Rookery Rock has created a one-of-a-kind orchard and vineyard. Stop in their cozy farmhouse for great-tasting wines while you listen to music on their turntable.


Ask the extremely knowledgeable staff about their rare grapes and delicious wines available. 


Saturday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

3660 147th Ave SE, Wheatland, ND | (701) 280-2470

Cideries & Distilleries

We would be remiss if we did not mention the awesome cideries and distilleries in the Fargo-Moorhead area as well. 

Cottonwood Cider House

Cottonwood was North Dakota's first cidery; they made their ciders from North Dakota Apples in Ayr, North Dakota. The property has a huge apple orchard along with a tasting room.


Try the Ayr Mule is a spin on the Moscow mule with spicy ginger and a splash of lime.


Friday: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

14481 25 St SE, Ayr, North Dakota | (701) 866-9913

Proof Artisan Distillery

Residing in a historic 1920s building, Proof is a beautiful distillery with wonderfully crafted beverages. Creating Whiskeys, Vodkas, and Gins in big copper pot stills behind the bar, it's a can't miss for those looking for a locally made craft cocktail.


The Fargo Bulldog is a great choice made with their own 2Docks Vodka, 2Docks coffee, 2Docks cream, and coke. 


Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

414 4th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 639-4600

Wild Terra Cider & Brewing

Built out of an early 1900s stable, Wild Terra is one of the coolest renovated buildings in Downtown Fargo. They bring in ciders from all over and also brew some of their own from local apples. Their tap list also includes a different flavor of Kombucha that rotates every so often.


Since their tap list rotates so often, there isn't a certain cider we would suggest. Ask for your bartender's favorite, and you're bound to have a good sip. 


Monday - Friday: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

6 12th St N, Fargo | (701) 405-4184

Red River Wine Trek

A passport program that the local wineries started to encourage visitation to all of the participating wineries.

Stop by all of the wineries involved and get a stamp, and then turn the passport in to the Visitors Center for a free shirt! 

Participating wineries: 4e Winery, Bear Creek, Cottonwood Cider House, Dakota Vines, Maple River Winery, Prairie Rose Meadery, Red Trail Vineyard, Rookery Rock Winery.