Our story began over 30 years ago with a group of friends and some pints of beer. After many late nights, the dream of opening South Dakota’s first brewpub – The Firehouse Brewing Company – was realized. The love for locally crafted beverages and top-notch guest service grew from there and in 2014 we added Firehouse Wine Cellars, a perfect complement to the longtime downtown Rapid City brewery.
Our focus has always been on creating high-quality, traditional wines from both Vitis vinifera and cold climate grapes. Our winemaker Adam Martinez sources from the finest growers across the West and Midwest, including our local vineyard Old Folsom Vineyard, to create exceptional, internationally award-winning wines. Old Folsom, only three miles from our tasting room, was established in 2007 by the Goulds, a Firehouse family from the beginning. They produce high-quality, cold-climate grapes using a sustainable approach.
The popularity of our wonderful wines and amazing guest service required us to expand two additional times. In 2018, we opened our Smokejumper Station, a Hill City restaurant and tasting room in the Southern Hills, and most recently we acquired a 12,000-square-foot building to expand our production.