So there is Augusta… but where else do you find wine in Missouri?
Well, the area entirely surrounding St. Louis is part of another AVA. This one is the Ozark Mountain AVA. In fact, Augusta is contained withing Ozark Mountain as well as four other AVAs: Ozark Highlands, Hermann, Altus, and Arkansas Mountain.
This AVA covers 3.5 million acres of land in what is the Ozark Plateau in the states of Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Ironically, the Sugar Creek Winery that did not list itself as an Augusta AVA winery? It also didn’t claim to be in Ozark Mountain. Neither do the wines of Yellow Farmhouse Winery or Chandler Hill (although in all fairness, they seem to have wine from all over so maybe they get confused) Ah, well..
Still the news is that Missouri and its surrounding neighbors are full of wine…
And I will eventually get to visit all of these regions!