Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery 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 14 years. Bob has experience with district budgeting, employee management, and events coordination. Bob has been an adjunct professor at North Dakota State University, 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 has completed all coursework toward a degree in Enology (winemaking). He has been a home winemaker since 2004.
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 served as the Director of Field Experiences for Concordia from 1999-2020. When her job was eliminated at Concordia, Deb was honored to return to the classroom, now teaching for the Moorhead Area Public Schools (back to her old stomping ground - Deb is part of the class of 1982. Go Spuds!). 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 are already wonderful helpers at Papa and Nana's winery.
Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery 17355 County Road 4 Colfax, ND 58018