Ozark Mountain
Ozark Mountain is a wine appellation (AVA) that is situated largely in Missouri, as well as sections of neighboring states Arkansas and Oklahoma. This is a large production area, covering 3.5 million acres and includes several AVA's within its boundaries. Primary grapes include Norton, Chardonel, St. Vincent, Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Catawba, and Concord. A large range of styles are produced from dry to sweet to fortified.

As with most of the central United States, this is a continental climate, with hot summers and very cold winters with heavy precipitation. Several rivers traverse the appellation, with the Missouri at the northern limits, and the Mississippi and Arkansas at the eastern and southern borders, respectively. Much of the region's locals are of German decent and for that reason the wines can be a beautiful match with home-style German dishes. (Wine/Appellations)