Welcome to the Red Trail Vineyard!

Nestled along the Buffalo Creek on the outskirts of Buffalo, ND our family vineyard takes its name from the rich history of the Old Red Trail, one of the first established trails guiding travelers through North Dakota. 

The fertile soils of the Red River Valley and traditional wine making techniques combine to elicit the subtle flavors and aromas of our native hybrid grapes.

Our wines are a perfect compliment to an elegant meal or a casual get together with friends!

     Rod & Susan Hogen

News Hot Off The Wine Press!

Chinese Supper Nite
Friday, November 5th, 2021

Reservations Required
Call or Text Rodney at 701-238-3337

Final Three Suppers have been posted:

Rodney was recently re-elected as president
of the ND Grape & Wine Association.

* Reprinted with permission from the Cass County Reporter.

RTV Featuring Alley Beans Coffee!

2021 Supper Schedule is LIVE!

Go HERE for full lineup

Friday, April 30th

Beef Tenderloin Steak Supper

For reservations, call Rodney at 701-238-3337

Also, our 2019 Frontenac will be released!

Open Memorial Day Weekend
for Wine Tasting!

Time to get out of the house and enjoy the wide open spaces,
with fresh and delicious wines.

Beginning Memorial Day Weekend 2021
Tasting Room Hours:
Friday: 1 PM to 4 PM
Saturday: 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday:  1 PM to 5 PM

Anyone hungry?!!

Our 2021 Friday Nite Supper Series
has just been posted.

Plenty of NDSU Steaks & Lobster Boils
on the menu!

Details & to RSVP click here:

2021 Supper Series

   2019 Harvest Finished Late This Year

Finished with the 2019 grape harvest October 9th. It can go in the record books as one of the latest in the past 17 years. The production was down this year caused mostly by last winters very cold temperatures. Our Frontenac Gris yielded very good and about the same as last year. The Marquette and Frontenac was about 60% of last year and the King of the North still out yielded everything coming in at 4950 pounds per acre. We lost all the production on the Sabrevois, Prairie Star, and Petite Pearl.

This year all of our production was delivered to Dakota Vines and Winery at Colfax and is now getting happy. We are looking forward to some great wines for 2021.

Thanks to all of our 15 pickers who set a record time for harvest at 5 days which in the past took 10 days. Thank you so much !

Rodney & Susan

Our Frontenac Gris wins a People's Choice Award
at the 2018 NDGWA Commercial Wine Competition!

Huge Thank You's to Ron Smith for the kind words!
Click the title below to read the article from The Forum.

Important players in NDSU's contribution to the N.D. wine industry


Beautiful photo of the sun setting over our waterfall on
a gorgeous August evening.   Photo credit: Lisa Cook

Sunset on the waterfall. August 9, 2017.


For you that are master pruners and those that might be interested in the creation of the vine crop, I just want to let you know that the plan is to start the weekend of April 22nd. I plan on starting then and continuing till I'm finished. If it's rainy we won't prune. So your all welcome if you want to spend time in the wide open spaces at the vineyard. I did prune 3 vines the other day, so now there's only another 2497 to go!!!

Food, and refreshments will be provided.

Please call if you can help out: 701-238-3337.

Thanks much!

Rodney & Susan

PS: Here's a pruning video I did a few years ago just to show
you how easy & fun pruning can be! 

Brand New Blog Post from Rod!

2016 End Of Year Wrap Up 

Click here to Check it out!

Some National Press for the RTV!

Thanks to Sally Colby for the write up on the
Red Trail Vineyard in the latest edition of
Wine & Craft Beverage News!

Click here to read the article...

Happy Harry's & RTV Wines!

We are pleased to announce three of our wines
are now available at all Happy Harry's locations
in Fargo and Grand Forks.

Look for them in the North Dakota Wine Section.

Cheers to that!

Red Trail Red
Alpha Rose
Frontenac Gris

RTV Gift Certificates make Great Gifts!

Available in $15, $25, $50 & $100 increments
and shipped right to your door.

Order HERE Today!

RTV Makes FlipKey by TripAdvisor Best of Lists!

50 States Series: Top Wineries & Breweries
Worth Traveling For

Red Trail Vineyard is proud to represent North Dakota
in this "best of" list from FlipKey.

Check out the full story here:

North Dakota Beer & Wine Trail

ND Tourism Dept. created this great brochure
highlighting all ND Breweries, Wineries & Vineyards
in the state.  Print out the pdf version below and
start planning your tasting & tour trip today!

View the ND Beer & Wine Trail Brochure Here
(opens in new window)

ND Wine LOVE in The Forum!

The latest column from The Lost Italian talks about
the passion and drive behind creating great
North Dakota wines from locally grown fruit & grapes!

Read The Lost Italian article here
(opens in new window)

ND Wine LOVE on ND Today!
Our Alpha Rose makes an appearance on

North Dakota Today! Click video below to watch.

RTV Blog Roll

The latest written words from Rod...

Read more from Rod's Blog

Shawna Olson KFGO Interview

Shawna visited the vineyard & others in the area
getting the scoop on the grape growing and
wine industry in ND.  Listen Here...

RV's Always Welcome

Dry camp at our vineyard or rent a spot at the RV Park
located two miles away in Buffalo, ND. For more
details & contact info click here:  Buffalo RV Park

 Video of the 2009 Grape Festival / Stomp

 2010 Grape Stomping Video Highlights

Tucker'd Out with Lisa Fuglie of Monroe Crossing
on the fiddle at the 2010 Grape Festival / Stomp

Tasting Room Hours:

Due to a shortage of wine,
our Tasting Room will be
closed for the remainder
of the season.

2021 Grape Harvest:
Begins Saturday, Sept. 18th
at 9:00 AM.
Food & Bev's served!
Call Rod for more info:

Friday Nite Suppers, the
RTV Coffee Experience,
and parking for Harvest
Host Members are open.

RTV Coffee Experience
Featuring Alley Beans Coffee
 Open Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gift Certificates Available

Click Here!

Private Tours, Room Rental, Wedding Events

and Meal Packages available too.
Please Click Here for more information.

Red Trail Vineyard
3510 142nd Avenue SE
Buffalo, ND 58011

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Happy Customers Wall!  :-)

"You'll be pleasantly surprised. Laid back and friendly atmosphere, good wine and welcoming hosts. Get a glass of wine, go out back and try your hand at horseshoes."

Blake Frink via Facebook


"Thank you Rodney & Sue for another wonderful time at the Vineyard. We had so much fun at the 2011 Grape Stomp! Beautiful day with beautiful people! Monroe Crossing & Tucker'd Out were outstanding! Natalie & I had so much fun with the minnow races....what a great addition to the festival. Natalie even came in 2nd!! For a fun filled day with Great Wine, Food, Music & People we encourage all to plan on attending the 2012 Grape Stomp....You wont be disappointed"

Wendy & Randy Johnson - Minneapolis, MN


"My husband and I attended the grape stomp and harvest festival this last year, and we had such an amazing time. We have been telling our friends about it and plan on attending again next harvest season.

I plan on bringing more people with us next year. I will definitely "friend" you on Facebook! I will also be going to get me some wine! Yay!"

Amy Pederson - Mayville, ND


"Thanks for having us at your vineyard. Every one had a great time. On Sunday we voted to spend the weekend of your grape stomp in Buffalo. We would like to reserve the spaces at the RV park in Buffalo and some would like  to dry camp at your vineyard.

I would appreciate it if you could let me know who to contact to reserve the campground in Buffalo.

Thanks again,"

John Hilley - Buxton, ND


"My daughter & I attended the harvest/wine stomp this year (1st time for me, 2nd time for her). We had a fantastic time."

Karen Walker - Fargo, ND


"Bunny, Linda and Harley would like to thank you for your hospitality this past weekend. We all truly loved the event, all the fine food,  wine, tours and or course the grape stomp. Bunny and I are happy we could have Harley to accompany us and that he was able to enjoy it every bit as much as we did.

He stopped by today and is anxious to re-visit next year.

The music and entertainment was totally fantastic.

We are wishing you a great grape season. I am hiding the last bottle for a special occasion. Haven't decided if I will share or not.

Thanks again,"

Linda Lind - Rush City, MN

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