The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

A Goal Five Years in The Making: Yirsa Wine


January 24, 2018

Chris and Judy Yirsa while living in the wine country of California couldn't help but wonder if the farm back home in Big Sandy could grow grapes. Curiosity got the best of them. What kind of wine could they make in Chouteau County at Yirsa farms?

Chris called his father and as they speculated and researched the idea of making wine the idea just grabbed hold. He couldn't shake it. Originally, they knew they would need to try a variety of different kinds of grapes eventually settling on 13 brands of grape vines to experiment with.

They had no idea which kind would survive the Montan...

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