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
|Gabilan Mountains||CA||Monterey, San Benito||Parker Allen||06/14/18|
|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|
|Mendocino Ridge name change||CA||Mendocino||Mendocino Ridge Board of Directors||08/19/2020|
|Crystal Springs of Napa Valley||CA||Napa||Steven Burgess||09/02/2020|
|Winters Highlands||CA||Solano, Yolo||Berryessa Gap Vineyards||11/25/2020|
|Contra Costa||CA||Contra Costa||Patrick Shabram||12/20/2020|
|Rancho Guejito||CA||San Diego County||Rancho Guejito Vineyard, Inc.||01/25/2021|
|Nine Lakes of Eastern Tennessee||TN||Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane, Sevier, Union||Appalachian Region Wine Producers Association||6/4/2021|
|Upper Cumberland||TN||Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Pickett, Putnam, Overton, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, White||Appalachian Region Wine Producers Association||6/4/2021|
|Conneaut Creek||OH||Ashtabula||Andrew Kirk||6/14/2021|
|San Luis Rey||CA||San Diego||Rebecca Wood||8/18/2021|
|Tryon Foothills||NC||Polk||Cory Lillberg||8/31/2021|