Tongue River Winery         

                       Quality Made Wines with fruit exclusively from the Northern Plains!  

Dark Fruit Wines

Aronia: a super anti-oxidant fruit native to eastern U.S.  


In the Winery: Our Aronia wine has a pomegranate tang up front, with a finish reminiscent of milk chocolate and oak.  Dark, robust and very good for you. 


BRONZE MEDAL, Finger Lakes International 2015lick here to edit text

Aronioak: In the Winery: Like our semi-sweet Aronia, this wine has hints of pomegranate and milk chocolate with a hint of tobacco.  The difference is, it is bone dry and barrel aged for 15 months in French oak. It has a hint of red grape wine used for topping up the barrel.  This is a great wine with red meat or strong cheeses and spicy dark snacks.

Black Currant:  semi-sweet, spicy 

GOLD at 2015 Finger Lakes International!


In the Vineyard:  European black currants are stronger flavored than the native American varieties.  They are mostly hardy, with large, spicy berries.


In the Winery:  The favorite fruit flavor of Europe, in jams and jellies, scones, ice cream, candies, and more.  We do ours very full-bodied and a little sweet.  We also use it to flavor our very popular Foxy Lady wine.


In Short:  If you like musky dark spicy fruit, you'll love this flavor!

Chokecherry:   Silver medal winner at 2013 NW Wine Summit.


In the Vineyard:  Chokecherries love the northern dry states and can be quite productive.  We pick ours mostly in town.  Get yourself a Swedish berry picker or two if you really want to pick a lot of these.


In the Winery:  We produce this medium-bodied wine with a little sweetness to bring out that traditional chokecherry flavor.

In Short:  Most chokecherry wine seems to be too sweet and too strong.  Ours is well-balanced, goes well with beef, pork, barbeque.

Coming in 5 years:  White Chokecherry wine!  We've planted a dozen yellow chokecherry trees and will bring this to market as soon as we're able.

Oaky Choke:   dry, tannic, oaky chokecherry wine.


In the Vineyard:  Yes, this is chokecherry on oak!

In the Winery:  This wine is fermented on the fruit for full bodied flavor, then barrel aged in French oak for at least three months.


In Short: This is chokecherry wine the way it's meant to be done!  Hints of vanilla given off by the oak barrels, dry, full-flavored.  Great with venison.

Haskap Wine: semi-sweet


In the Vineyard:  Haskaps, aka Honeyberries, are an edible honeysuckle fruit that grows on 4-6 foot shrubs, hardy to -50° F and tolerant of alkaline soils.  Perfect for SE Montana!  Easily managed, our varieties were released by the University of Saskatchewan.  And yes, they look like a stretched out blueberry like the photo on the label.


In the Winery:  Very high in antioxidants, this wine flavor is somewhere in the middle of blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and cranberry.


In Short: A very new  fruit to the U.S.  From 2011-2013 we believe we were the only commercial winery producing this product. Today you can also find it at http://www.alaskaberries.com and www.dakotasungardenswinery.com.