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List of Pending American Viticultural Areas Petitions

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.

AVA Name

State(s)

County

Petitioner

Date Accepted as Perfected

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
Comptche CA Mendocino Michael Nolan 05/26/2020
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
Sonoma Coast--Dry Creek Valley boundary realignment CA Sonoma Tyler Klick 11/19/2021
Pocket Peak CA Sonoma Patrick Shabram 5/19/2022

 

 

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Page last reviewed: June 19, 2018
Page last updated: May 19, 2022
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