TTB Press Release

April 5, 2018
For Immediate Release
Tom Hogue,

TTB Proposes Multiple Viticultural Area Actions


Washington, D.C. – On Friday, April 6, 2018, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will publish three notices of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register proposing various actions concerning American viticultural areas (AVAs). These documents and the actions they propose are:

TTB is making these three proposals in response to petitions filed on behalf of local wine industry members. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.

After the proposed rules are published, you may submit comments on them and view copies of the proposed rules, selected supporting materials, and any comments TTB receives about them within their dockets as posted on the website. Links to the dockets will be posted on the TTB website's Wine NPRM page ( under their Notice numbers.

Alternatively, written comments may be submitted to one of these addresses:

  • U.S. Mail: Director, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; or

  • Hand delivery/courier in lieu of mail: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005.

Comments on these proposals must be received on or before June 5, 2018.





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