You’re in wine country in Fargo-Moorhead? Yah!

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 which North Dakota wines you should try.

Sample them all and pick your favorite 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.

OFF THE VINE

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 Prairie Star for a dry and crisp choice. They also use this in their Peach Sangria, so you’ll just have to try that, too! 

WHAT’S GOING ON

In August, 4e holds a Maker’s Market where you can wander through local vendors as you sip their wine. 

Look for 4e at the Red River Market on Saturdays throughout the summer as well. 

HOURS

Thursday – Friday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Bear Creek Winery

Bear Creek Winery Fargo 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.

OFF THE VINE

Red: Their Simply Red wine is made from Frontenac grapes (a hearty grape that grows well in North Dakota) with a cherry aroma and fruity taste. 

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

WHAT’S GOING ON

Check their Facebook page for upcoming events like live music at the vineyard.

HOURS

Thursday: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday- Saturday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

8800 25th St S, Fargo, ND | (701) 261-3171

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.

OFF THE VINE

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.

HOURS

Summer

Friday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Autumn 

Saturday – Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Maple River Winery

The first to come to the area, Maple River Winery is located right in Downtown Casselton, North Dakota. They make mostly fruit wines right out of their back room, and they even have a distillery next door.

OFF THE VINE

Red: Their Strawberry Rhubarb Wineis by far their most popular which is a sweet wine made from local fruits. 

White: If you’re looking for something completely unique (and spicy!), try the Apple Jalapeno Pepper wines here. 

WHAT’S GOING ON

You can find their slushie mix at the new MinnDak Market in the West Acres Mall among other “Pride of Dakota” items make right here in North Dakota.  

HOURS

Open all year round
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

628 Front St, Casselton, ND | (701) 347-5900

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.

OFF THE VINE

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. 

HOURS

Thursday – Friday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 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.

OFF THE VINE

Red: The Alpha Rose is one of the oldest vines produced in their vineyard. The grapes pull off a delicious wine with a crisp, clean finish. 

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

WHAT’S GOING ON

Throughout the summer, Red Trail Vineyard hosts Supper Nights with NDSU grown steaks, lobster boils, or fried chicken served with bread, coffee, and dessert. 

Join Red Trail for the Grape Harvest in the fall and help pick grapes for their next batch of wine. 

HOURS

Friday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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.

OFF THE VINE

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

HOURS

Friday-Sunday: 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 make their ciders from North Dakota grown Apples in Ayr, North Dakota. The property has a huge apple orchard along with a tasting room.

GOTTA TRY

Their most requested cider is “The Action” which is a semi-sweet cider made from green apples. 

HOURS

Saturday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Maple River Distillery

Located in Downtown Casselton right next to their winery, Maple River Distillery creates vodkas, cordials, and brandies with local fruits.

GOTTA TRY

Ever try rhubard infused vodkas? If not, this is the place to do it! Pair it with some lemonade for a truly refreshing summer drink. 

HOURS

Open all year round

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

4 N Langer Ave, Casselton, North Dakota | (701) 347-5900

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.

GOTTA TRY 

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

HOURS

Thursday – Saturday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Wild Terra Cider & Brewing

Built out of an early 1900’s 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.

GOTTA TRY

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

HOURS

Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday: 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Other wine-related activities in Fargo

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 into the Visitors Center for a free shirt! 

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

Grape Plains Winery Tours

Reserve your spot on the only wine tour in the region to travel to multiple wineries in one day! A limo bus and two friendly guides will take you from stop to stop for tastings at three to four local North Dakota wineries.