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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

May 29, 2020


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news announces proposals to establish the Palos Verdes Peninsula, White Bluffs, and The Burn of Columbia Valley viticultural areas.

COMMENTS SOUGHT ON THREE PROPOSED NEW AVAS

We recently published proposals to establish 3 new American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. You can view the proposed boundaries of each on our AVA Map Explorer.

Palos Verdes Peninsula

We are accepting comments through July 27, 2020, on Notice No. 188, Proposed Establishment of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Viticultural Area. The proposed 15,900-acre AVA is located in Los Angeles County, California, and it is not located within, nor does it contain, any other established viticultural area. We are making this proposal in response to a petition filed on behalf of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Winegrowers, which represents local grape growers and winemakers.

You may submit comments electronically on this proposal and view copies of the proposed rule, selected supporting materials, and any comments we receive about this proposal within Docket No. TTB–2020–0003.

White Bluffs

We are accepting comments through July 27, 2020, on Notice No. 189, Proposed Establishment of the White Bluffs Viticultural Area. This proposed 93,738-acre viticultural area is located in Franklin County, Washington, and is entirely within the existing Columbia Valley AVA. We are making this proposal in response to a petition filed on behalf of local vineyard owners and winemakers.

You may submit comments electronically on this proposal and view copies of the proposed rule, selected supporting materials, and any comments we receive about this proposal within Docket No. TTB–2020–0004.

The Burn of Columbia Valley

We also are accepting comments through July 27, 2020, on Notice No. 190, Proposed Establishment of The Burn of Columbia Valley Viticultural Area.  This proposed 16,870-acre viticultural area is located in Klickitat County, Washington, and is entirely within the existing Columbia Valley AVA. We are making this proposal in response to a petition filed by two local grape growers and a Washington State University professor.

You may submit comments electronically on this proposal and view copies of the proposed rule, selected supporting materials, and any comments we receive about this proposal within Docket No. TTB–2020–0005

 

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