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 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




Date Accepted as Perfected

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
Lower Long Tom OR Benton, Lane Dieter Boehm 01/04/18
Upper Lake Valley CA Lake Terry Dereniuk 01/10/18
Ulupalakua HI Maui Mark Beaman 03/06/18
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
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
Comptche CA Mendocino Michael Nolan 05/26/2020



Page last reviewed: June 19, 2018
Page last updated: July 20, 2020 
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