Imagine you are a young mom with two little kids and one on the way, and your husband calls you from Austria to see if you would be willing to pick up the family and move overseas, so that he can pursue his opera career.

It wasn’t long after that that Peter Tuff and his wife sold most of their belongings and moved their family, including a then-two-week-old baby, to Vienna.

KELOLAND Living’s Ashley Thompson recently sat down Across the Table with Peter at JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars to hear more about his decade-long career with the Vienna State Opera and how that eventually led his family to South Dakota, where music continues to play a central role in his life.

Peter Tuff and Ashley Thompson at JJ's Wine, Spirits, and Cigars
Peter Tuff and Ashley Thompson at JJ’s Wine, Spirits, and Cigars

At JJ’s they like to say they provide “an enhanced adult beverage experience” and we think that’s just perfect to sum up the great food and drink and the great people you’ll run into at JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars.

They’re located at 3000 west 57th Street in Sioux Falls. you can find out more about their specials and events, by checking out their website at

And don’t forget that you can still play “Find the Queen of Hearts” game of chance at JJ’s. The weekly game benefits Dakota Dachshund Rescue and Ronald McDonald Charities of South Dakota.

The current jackpot is $20,688! Tickets are on sale online at You can also stop in to JJ’s Bar to purchase tickets for your chance to win. Weekly Drawings take place at JJ’s Bar every Tuesday at 7:11 PM.