Grapes & Grinds is an oasis in the midst of Keystone that offers one of the finest selections of two tasty beverages; coffee and wine. Not only that, they also offer gelato, smoothies, bagels, and more, not to mention they’ve created one of the best outdoor spaces in the Black Hills.
Keystone is a busy tourist town full of Wild West shootouts, thrilling amusement parks, delightful dining and local shops full of unique finds. Not to mention, it sits right in the shadow of Mount Rushmore. It’s a great spot for a monumental family vacation in the Black Hills. Sometimes vacations get so packed full of fun they can get overwhelming, but that’s where Grapes & Grinds comes to the rescue. Nestled next to the beautiful Black Hills but still on Keystone’s main street, it’s an oasis right in the middle of all the action.
Coffee is something Grapes & Grinds takes seriously. Baristas focus on quality and consistency, so your traditional cappuccino or house-favorite B-52 latte will taste amazing the first, second, and tenth time you stop in. All of their coffee is roasted by Dark Canyon Coffee in Rapid City and brewed in-house. For a cold treat, try one of their iced coffees or frappes, or a smoothie made with 100% fruit puree.
If wine is what you seek, get ready for a treat. Grapes & Grinds carries the best of local Black Hills wineries, from sweet fruit wines to robust reds and smooth whites. If you’re new to our wines or simply can’t decide, ask for a wine tasting! You’ll get to choose five wines to taste and a member of the staff will happily guide you through them. After your tasting you can buy wine by the glass or the bottle if you wish.
Just when you thought life can’t get any sweeter, it does. Besides the shop’s titular beverages, Grapes & Grinds also serves gelato. They make the gelato from scratch daily in the traditional Italian method with fresh ingredients. They have a dozen flavors, including a sugar-free option. Local favorites include the smooth cappuccino or tiramisu, and the colorful unicorn dreams. No matter what flavor you choose, it’s guaranteed to be creamy, sweet, and entirely amazing.
When you’ve had your fill of all the delectable goodies Grapes & Grinds offers, make sure you peruse the gift shop. From cheeky mugs and quirky gifts to custom-designed apparel and outdoor gear, you’ll find something to take along and remind you of your stop at this fun little oasis in the hills.
Beyond the walls of the store is when the real fun begins. The lawn and patio around Grapes & Grinds is home to two giant chess boards, gaga ball, outdoor foosball, a playground, fire pits, and a dog park. It’s a splendid combination of family fun and a relaxing patio where you can unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. Local and regional bands appear regularly on the patio as well, so if you accidentally stay all day — or intentionally, we wouldn’t blame you — you just might end up with front-row seats to great live music.
The Black Hills are home to all sorts of adventure, and Keystone especially is home to enough amusements and thrills to pack an entire vacation. Whether you’re looking for coffee to start your day, or a glass of wine to wind down with, Grapes & Grinds has exactly what you’re looking for.
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