List of AVAs by Establishment Date

The following table lists the AVAs in order of the date they were established. The establishment date is the date the final rule published in the Federal Register.

Page Last Updated: April 4, 2022

 

AVA Name

State(s)

Establishment Date

Augusta

MO

6/20/1980

Napa Valley

CA

1/28/1981

Santa Maria Valley

CA

8/5/1981

Fennville

MI

9/18/1981

San Pasquale Valley

CA

9/23/1981

Guenoc Valley

CA

11/19/1981

McDowell Valley

CA

12/4/1981

Santa Cruz Mountains

CA

12/4/1981

Sonoma Valley

CA

12/4/1981

Leelanau Peninsula

MI

3/30/1982

Edna Valley

CA

5/12/1982

Lancaster Valley

PA

5/12/1982

Hudson River Region

NY

6/4/1982

Lime Kiln Valley

CA

6/4/1982

Chalone

CA

6/14/1982

Paicines

CA

8/16/1982

Cienega Valley

CA

8/19/1982

Isle St. George

OH

8/20/1982

Livermore Valley

CA

9/1/1982

Finger Lakes

NY

9/1/1982

Suisun Valley

CA

11/24/1982

Loramie Creek

OH

11/26/1982

Carmel Valley

CA

12/14/1982

California Shenandoah Valley

CA

12/28/1982

Shenandoah Valley

VA, WV

12/28/1982

Solano County Green Valley

CA

12/29/1982

Rocky Knob

CA

1/12/1983

Yakima Valley

WA

4/4/1983

Arroyo Seco

CA

4/15/1983

Cole Ranch

CA

4/15/1983

North Fork of Roanoke

VA

4/15/1983

Santa Ynez Valley

CA

4/15/1983

Merritt Island

CA

5/17/1983

Dry Creek Valley

CA

8/4/1983

Anderson Valley

CA

8/18/1983

Hermann

MO

8/18/1983

Los Carneros

CA

8/18/1983

Linganore

MD

8/18/1983

Willow Creek

CA

8/18/1983

York Mountain

CA

8/24/1983

Ohio River Valley

IN, KY, OH, WV

9/7/1983

North Coast

CA

9/21/1983

Fiddletown

CA

10/4/1983

Paso Robles

CA

10/4/1984

Catoctin

MD

10/13/1983

El Dorado

CA

10/13/1983

Lake Michigan Shore

MI

10/13/1983

Potter Valley

CA

10/13/1983

Chalk Hill

CA

10/21/1983

Grand River Valley

OH

10/21/1983

Knights Valley

CA

10/21/1983

Lake Erie

NY, OH, PA

10/21/1983

Russian River Valley

CA

10/21/1983

Green Valley of Russian River Valley

CA

11/21/1983

Willamette Valley

OR

12/1/1983

Howell Mountain

CA

12/30/1983

Clarksburg

CA

1/23/1984

Monticello

VA

1/23/1984

Walla Walla Valley

OR, WA

2/6/1984

 (complete boundary revision  2/26/2001)

Pacheco Pass

CA

3/12/1984

Central Delaware Valley

NJ, PA

3/19/1984

Southeastern New England

CT, RI, MA

3/28/1984

Umpqua Valley

OR

3/29/1984

Clear Lake

CA

5/8/1984

Altus

AR

5/30/1984

Mendocino

CA

6/15/1984

Monterey

CA

6/15/1984

Mississippi Delta

LA, MS, TN

8/30/1984

Temecula Valley

CA

10/23/1984

Alexander Valley

CA

10/24/1984

Sonoita

AZ

10/26/1984

Columbia Valley

OR, WA

11/13/1984

Madera

CA

12/12/1984

Martha’s Vineyard

MA

1/3/1985

Sonoma Mountain

CA

1/23/1985

Mesilla Valley

NM, TX

2/14/1985

The Hamptons, Long Island

NY

5/16/1985

Northern Sonoma

CA

5/17/1985

Cumberland Valley

MD, PA

7/23/1985

Mimbres Valley

NM

5/21/1985

North Yuba

CA

7/30/1985

South Coast

CA

11/21/1985

Central Coast

CA

10/24/1985

Lodi

CA

2/13/1986

Kanawha River Valley

WV

4/8/1986

Ozark Mountain

AR, MO, OK

7/2/1986

Arkansas Mountain

AR

9/26/1986

Bell Mountain

TX

10/10/1986

North Fork of Long Island

NY

10/10/1986

San Lucas

CA

1/29/1987

Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace

VA

4/21/1987

Old Mission Peninsula

MI

6/8/1987

Sonoma Coast

CA

6/11/1987

Ozark Highlands

MO

8/31/1987

San Benito

CA

10/5/1987

Sierra Foothills

CA

11/18/1987

Ben Lomond Mountain

CA

12/9/1987

Middle Rio Grande Valley

NM

2/2/1988

Western Connecticut Highlands

CT

2/9/1988

Cayuga Lake

NY

3/25/1988

Warren Hills

NJ

8/8/1988

Wild Horse Valley

CA

11/30/1988

Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country

TX

12/22/1988

Stags Leap District

CA

1/27/1989

Santa Clara Valley

CA

3/28/1989

Arroyo Grande Valley

CA

1/4/1990

Mt. Veeder

CA

2/20/1990

Mt. Harlan

CA

11/15/1990

San Ysidro District

CA

11/15/1990

Virginia’s Eastern Shore

VA

1/2/1991

Rogue Valley

OR

1/23/1991

Benmore Valley

CA

10/18/1991

Grand Valley

CO

11/25/1991

Texas Hill Country

TX

11/29/1991

Atlas Peak

CA

1/22/1992

Escondido Valley

TX

5/15/1992

Santa Lucia Highlands

CA

5/15/1992

Texas High Plains

TX

3/2/1993

Dunnigan Hills

CA

5/13/1993

Spring Mountain District

CA

5/13/1993

Oakville

CA

7/2/1993

Rutherford

CA

7/2/1993

Lake Wisconsin

WI

1/5/1994

Hames Valley

CA

3/25/1994

Seiad Valley

CA

5/19/1994

Cucamonga Valley

CA

3/31/1995

St. Helena

CA

9/11/1995

Puget Sound

WA

10/4/1995

Malibu-Newton Canyon

CA

6/13/1996

Redwood Valley

CA

12/23/1996

Mendocino Ridge

CA

10/27/1997

Texas Davis Mountains

TX

3/11/1998

Yorkville Highlands

CA

4/7/1998

Diablo Grande

CA

6/22/1998

San Francisco Bay

CA

1/20/1999

Chiles Valley

CA

2/17/1999

Yountville

CA

3/19/1999

Applegate Valley

OR

12/14/2000

Fair Play

CA

2/26/2001

West Elks

CO

3/6/2001

Red Mountain

WA

4/10/2001

River Junction

CA

5/9/2001

Long Island

NY

5/15/2001

Sta. Rita Hills

CA

5/31/2001

Diamond Mountain District

CA

6/1/2001

Rockpile

CA

2/28/2002

Yadkin Valley

NC

12/9/2002

Capay Valley

CA

12/20/2002

Seneca Lake

NY

7/3/2003

Bennett Valley

CA

10/30/2003

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

CA

2/25/2004

Columbia Gorge

OR, WA

5/10/2004

Salado Creek

CA

6/29/2004

San Bernabe

CA

6/29/2004

Red Hills Lake County

CA

7/12/2004

Dundee Hills

OR

11/30/2004

Southern Oregon

OR

12/8/2004

Yamhill-Carlton

OR

12/9/2004

McMinnville

OR

1/18/2005

Trinity Lakes

CA

2/8/2005

Ribbon Ridge

OR

6/1/2005

Alexandria Lakes

MN

7/1/2005

High Valley

CA

7/1/2005

Horse Heaven Hills

WA

7/1/2005

Niagara Escarpment

NY

9/8/2005

Dos Rios

CA

10/14/2005

Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon

OR

10/14/2005

Ramona Valley

CA

12/7/2005

Texoma

TX

12/7/2005

Wahluke Slope

WA

12/7/2005

Covelo

CA

2/16/2006

Rattlesnake Hills

WA

2/16/2006

San Antonio Valley

CA

6/8/2006

Alta Mesa

CA

7/17/2006

Borden Ranch

CA

7/17/2006

Clements Hills

CA

7/17/2006

Cosumnes River

CA

7/17/2006

Eola-Amity Hills

OR

7/17/2006

Jahant

CA

7/17/2006

Mokelumne River

CA

7/17/2006

Saddle Rock-Malibu

CA

7/17/2006

Sloughhouse

CA

7/17/2006

Tracy Hills

CA

11/8/2006

Chehalem Mountains

OR

11/27/2006

Shawnee Hills

IL

11/27/2006

Outer Coastal Plain

NJ

2/9/2007

Snake River Valley

ID, OR

3/9/2007

Lehigh Valley

PA

3/11/2008

Swan Creek

NC

4/25/2008

Leona Valley

CA

10/29/2008

Snipes Mountain

WA

1/21/2009

Haw River Valley

NC

3/30/2009

Lake Chelan

WA

4/29/2009

Upper Mississippi River Valley

IA, IL,  MN, WI

6/22/2009

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

CA

10/8/2009

Calistoga

CA

12/8/2009

Sierra Pelona

CA

7/22/2010

Antelope Valley of the California High Desert

CA

5/24/2011

Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak

CA

10/27/2011

Coombsville

CA

12/14/2011

Fort Ross-Seaview

CA

12/14/2011

Naches Heights

WA

12/14/2011

Wisconsin Ledge

WI

3/22/2012

Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley

WA

10/18/2012

Inwood Valley

CA

9/13/2012

Middleburg, Virginia

VA

9/13/2012

Elkton, OR

OR

2/5/2013

Indiana Uplands

IN

2/5/2013

Ballard Canyon

CA

10/2/2013

Big Valley District-Lake County

CA

10/2/2013

Moon Mountain District Sonoma County

CA

10/2/2013

Kelsey Bench-Lake County

CA

10/2/2013

Malibu Coast

CA

7/18/2014

Upper Hiwassee Highlands

GA, NC

7/18/2014

Manton Valley

CA

8/1/2014

Adelaida District

CA

10/9/2014

Creston District

CA

10/9/2014

Eagle Peak Mendocino County

CA

10/9/2014

El Pomar District

CA

10/9/2014

Paso Robles Estrella District

CA

10/9/2014

Paso Robles Geneseo District

CA

10/9/2014

Paso Robles Highlands District

CA

10/9/2014

Paso Robles Willow Creek District

CA

10/9/2014

San Juan Creek

CA

10/9/2014

San Miguel District

CA

10/9/2014

Santa Margarita Ranch

CA

10/9/2014

Templeton Gap District

CA

10/9/2014

The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater

OR

2/19/2015

Fountaingrove District

CA

2/18/2015

Squaw Valley-Miramonte

CA

8/7/2015

Eagle Foothills

ID

11/25/2015

Los Olivos District

CA

1/21/2016

Lamorinda

CA

2/24/2016

Loess Hills District

IA, MO

3/3/2016

Lewis-Clark Valley

ID, WA

4/20/2016

Tip of the Mitt

MI

7/21/2016

Champlain Valley of New York

NY

8/22/2016

Willcox

AZ

9/12/2016

Appalachian High Country

NC, TN, VA

10/27/2016

Petaluma Gap

CA

12/7/2017

Cape May Peninsula

NJ

4/6/2018

Dahlonega Plateau

GA

6/29/2018

Upper Hudson

NY

12/6/2018

Van Duzer Corridor

OR

12/14/2018

Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County

NC

7/19/2019

Eastern Connecticut Highlands

CT

10/10/2019

Tualatin Hills

OR

6/3/2020

Laurelwood District

OR

6/3/2020

Alisos Canyon

CA

8/25/2020

Royal Slope

WA

9/2/2020

Candy Mountain

WA

9/25/2020

Tehachapi Mountains

CA

11/19/2020

Palos Verdes Peninsula

CA

6/17/2020

White Bluffs

WA

6/17/2021

The Burn of Columbia Valley

WA

6/17/2021

Goose Gap

WA

7/1/2021

Ulupalakua

HI

7/1/2021

Virginia Peninsula

VA

8/25/2021

Verde Valley

AZ

11/10/2021

Lower Long Tom

OR

11/10/2021

San Luis Obispo Coast (SLO Coast)

CA

3/9/2022

West Sonoma Coast

CA

5/23/2022

Mt. Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon

OR

6/3/2022

Paulsell Valley

CA

6/3/2022

Rocky Reach

WA

6/3/2022

Upper Lake Valley

CA

6/3/2022

 

Page last updated: June 3, 2022