Dakotah Winery is a 12-acre working farm with over 6,000 grape vines.
There are picnic tables next to the winery, shaded by grape vines on arbors.
Shade from the grape vines provides welcome respite from the heat on a hot summer day. The view from the winery building is of grape vines spread out in rows across the rolling land.
Dakotah is a sustainable farm.
Dakotah Winery and Vineyards has a green attitude. Windmills and solar panels are used to supplement the energy needs of the vineyard and winery and one of the antique windmills pumps water for the winery pond.
Animals, such as geese and sheep are found wandering the property. Pesticides are not used on the property grounds.
Behind the winery tasting room is a pond inhabited by wood ducks. Spring time brings the baby wood ducks to the pond and Japanese koi swim without a care in the world.
The winery and pond are designated as an Audubon bird sanctuary.
Dakotah Winery and Vineyards has an attractive wine-tasting room with a red cedar tasting counter. Wine samples are served daily.
Like many Florida wineries, Dakotah has a nice selection of wines.
They offer five table wines, a Florida port, and a nonalcoholic wine - actually a juice - made from Muscadine grapes.
In addition to wine for sale, there is an interesting selection of wine accessories, T-shirts, salad dressings, sauces, jams and jellies.
They accept wine orders by telephone. Private labels are also available for special events. Many of the antiques in the building and on the grounds have a historical link to South Dakota.
The roof of the wine cellar serves as a patio, and it's a great place to sit and watch the pond and its animal life.
The patio is shaded by awnings and blooming flowers.
Your visit to Dakotah Winery and Vineyards provides more than an opportunity to buy Florida wine.
It is also a rare chance to take a tour through natural Florida while looking at the grapes and enjoying the company of sheep, geese, wood ducks and koi.
You will feel renewed by your closeness to nature.