|December 13, 2018
For Immediate Release
|Office of Congressional and Public Affairs
TTB Press Release
TTB Establishes the Van Duzer Corridor Viticultural Area
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, December 14, 2018, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will publish a final rule in Federal Register establishing the 59,871-acre “Van Duzer Corridor” American viticultural area in portions of Polk and Yamhill Counties in Oregon. The Van Duzer Corridor viticultural area is located within the established Willamette Valley viticultural area.
TTB is issuing this regulation in response to a petition submitted by a local wine industry member 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 January 14, 2019. The public may view the relevant rulemaking documents and the public comments received regarding the Van Duzer Corridor viticultural area on the “Regulations.gov” website (https://www.regulations.gov) within Docket No. TTB–2018–0006. A link to the docket may be found on the TTB website (https://www.ttb.gov).