TTB Press Release

June 27, 2018
For Immediate Release

Office of Congressional and Public Affairs

TTB Establishes the Dahlonega Plateau Viticultural Area


Washington, D.C. – On Friday, June 29, 2018, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will publish a final rule in Federal Register establishing the 133 square-mile "Dahlonega Plateau" American viticultural area in portions of Lumpkin and White Counties in northern Georgia.  The Dahlonega Plateau viticultural area is not located within any established viticultural area.

TTB is issuing this regulation in response to a petition submitted by the Dahlonega–Lumpkin Chamber & Visitors Bureau on behalf of the local vineyard owners and vintners.  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.

This final rule will be effective on July 30, 2018.  The public may view the relevant rulemaking documents and the public comments received regarding the Dahlonega Plateau viticultural area on the "" website within Docket No. TTB–2016–0012.  A link to the docket may be found on the TTB website (




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