Fluffy Fields Vineyard & Winery opened in the summer of 2016 as the first federally licensed commercial winery in the Dickinson region. Proprietor Deb Kinzel said her family’s foray into serious winemaking began when Kevin received a carboy used for fermenting small batches of wine as a gift. The Kinzel family had already expanded their garden and orchards by adding grapes and had started dabbling in fermentation. As Deb said, that first carboy started a series of expansions that rapidly grew into a building. “One carboy led to 50 carboys which led to bigger tanks which ultimately led to the purchase of 4 500+ gallon fermenting units and construction of the 5700 square foot winery”. Starting with one grapevine in 2009 they soon increased to 10 vines and the following year Kevin ordered 600 vines followed by another 1000 vines in 2015.