The following is a listing of petitions to establish American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) that TTB has accepted as perfected in accordance with Part 9 of TTB regulations. "Accepted as perfected" means that the petition meets the requirements of Part 9, but it is not a guarantee that TTB will proceed with rulemaking.
A petitioned-for AVA will be removed from this list once a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) publishes in the Federal Register, and a rulemaking docket containing a copy of the petition and the NPRM will be available online for public viewing and comment at Regulations.gov. For a listing of AVA-related rulemaking documents that are currently open for public comment, visit our wine rulemaking page.
Copies of petitions and related exhibits for any of the petitioned-for AVAs in the list below are available upon submission of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Get more information on making a FOIA request.
Get more information on submitting a petition to establish a new AVA and our AVA Manual - How to Prepare an American Viticultural Area Petition for further guidance.
Date Accepted as Perfected
|Boundary Modification of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA and the Arroyo Seco AVA||CA||Monterey||Patrick Shabram||08/01/17|
|San Luis Obispo Coast (SLO Coast)||CA||San Luis Obispo||SLO Coast AVA Association||08/30/17|
|Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon||OR||Polk||Brad Ford||10/12/17|
|The Burn of Columbia Valley||WA||Klickitat||Joan Davenport, Kevin Corliss, John Derrick||10/31/17|
|White Bluffs||WA||Franklin||Kevin Pogue||11/07/17|
|Lower Long Tom||OR||Benton, Lane||Dieter Boehm||01/04/18|
|Upper Lake Valley||CA||Lake||Terry Dereniuk||01/10/18|
|Goose Gap||WA||Benton||Alan Busacca||03/06/18|
|Expansion of the Clarksburg AVA||CA||Sacramento, Solano, Yolo||Reamer Farms, Inc.||04/10/18|
|Virginia Peninsula||VA||James City, York, New Kent, Charles City||The Williamsburg Winery, Ltd.||05/11/18|
|Gabilan Mountains||CA||Monterey, San Benito||Parker Allen||06/14/18|
|Tehachapi||CA||Kern||Per la Vita, LLC||07/11/18|
|Palos Verdes Peninsula||CA||Los Angeles||Palos Verdes Peninsula Winegrowers||08/01/18|
|Rocky Reach||WA||Chelan, Douglas||Kevin Pogue||09/26/18|
|Paulsell Valley||CA||Stanislaus||Patrick Shabram||10/23/18|
|Long Valley-Lake County||CA||Lake||Terry Dereniuk||11/07/18|
|Expansion of the Red Hills Lake County AVA||CA||Lake||Terry Dereniuk||04/17/19|
|Yucaipa Valley||CA||Riverside, San Bernardino||Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance||06/21/19|
|Wanapum Village||WA||Grant||Kevin Pogue||09/25/19|