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
|Upper Lake Valley||CA||Lake||Terry Dereniuk||01/10/18|
|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|
|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|