On August 1, 1986, the southwest part of Missouri was recognized as an American Viticulture Area and part of a three state track including parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma.
A unique distinction was made of the Ozark Mountain AVA which turned into the 6th largest AVA in the United States, covering over 352,000 acres.
Missouri's Ozark Mountain Region is now home to many but for those who get the chance to visit its beauty and glistening land they find a sense of comfort and familiarity within.
The Ozark Mountain Region is compiled of cities such as Branson, Carthage, Hogan, Joplin, Mansfield, Neosho, Republic and Springfield while amongst them are plenty of excited things to do and places to stay.
One of the most influential of the cities is Branson, which is within the center of the Ozark Mountain Region. Branson was once a small and quaint town and has now become a world-renowned vacation destination with a lively country soul.
Amongst the vast picturesque views and impressive wineries, its 43,100 acres of land bring about tourism from boaters to entertainment seekers and beyond.The Mountain Region offers experiences for just about everyone from nature lovers, historical guru’s, sport enthusiasts or just the casual relaxing type.