Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery (dakota vines) is an agritourism business dedicated to producing high-quality North Dakota and regional cold climate grape and fruit wines. Opened in 2018, Dakota Vines offers visitors the opportunity to learn about new varietals of grapes that survive and thrive in cold climates, and sample/buy wine in a rural North Dakota setting.
Bob Grosz – Vineyard and Winery Manager, Winemaker
Bob Grosz has over 25 years of experience in public school education, including experience as a teacher, principal, and associate superintendent. Bob is currently the Associate Superintendent for the Fargo Public Schools. He has served in this role for the past 10 years. Bob has experience with district budgeting, employee management, and events coordination. Bob has been an adjunct professor at North Dakota State University for the past five years, teaching classes to master’s level students in the evening and during the summer. He has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota and is currently working on a degree in Enology (winemaking). He has been a home winemaker for the past fourteen years.
Deb Grosz – Sales and Tasting Room Manager
Deb Grosz began her career in 1989 as a 4th grade teacher. She spent ten years in various elementary and middle school classrooms before moving to Concordia College where she currently teaches children’s literature and various seminars to pre-service teachers. As the Director of Field Experiences for Concordia, Deb maintains frequent communication with hundreds of teachers and administrators in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding communities, and is responsible for making all of the clinical field experience/student teaching placements for Concordia's education majors each year. Deb has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota.
Bob and Deb have three adult children and two beautiful grandchildren who will soon become wonderful helpers at Papa and Nana's new winery.
Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery 17355 County Road 4 Colfax, ND 58018