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TTB Establishes the Gabilan Mountains Viticultural

August 19, 2022 │Office of Communications

This week we formally established the Gabilan Mountains American Viticultural Area (AVA).  This approximately 98,000-acre AVA is located in portions of Monterey and San Benito Counties, California.  It is located within the boundaries of the existing Central Coast AVA and entirely encompasses the existing Chalone and Mt. Harlan AVAs.  See Docket No. TTB–2021–0009 on Regulations.gov for all documents and public comments related to this rulemaking.

Bottlers who wish to label their wines with the new AVA as an appellation of origin must obtain a new Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) for the label, even if the currently approved label already contains another AVA or appellation of origin.  Please do not submit COLA applications for labels using the new AVA until September 14, 2022, the effective date of this final rule.

You also may view the boundaries of the newly-established AVAs on our AVA Map Explorer.


Related Information

American Viticultural Area

Appellations of Origin

Certificate of Label Aproval (COLA)

Last updated: January 19, 2022