Tag Archives: St. James

Seven of Missouri Wine Country’s Best-Kept Secrets

Missouri is a great state for grape-growing and wineries.

1.       The Country’s First Wine Country! Yes, Augusta, Missouri, was named the first American Viticulture Area on June 20, 1980.  Napa was second.   The Ozark Mountain AVA, encompassing sections of southern Missouri extending into Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, was established in Aug. 1, 1986.  The Hermann and Ozark Highlands AVA’s were designated later in 1987.  The AVA distinction is ... Read More »

The Tour to Jefferson City

TV view of race into town

Yesterday, the Tour of Missouri began around 2 p.m. in St. James and the cyclists rode approximately 110 miles to Jefferson City. Now those not familiar with this area, let me tell you, the hills are mountainous and the curves are dangerous. The leaders arrived in Jefferson City shortly before 6 p.m. From there, they did three rounds around the ... Read More »