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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




Date Accepted as Perfected

Mendocino Ridge name change CA Mendocino Mendocino Ridge Board of Directors 08/19/2020
Rancho Guejito CA San Diego County Rancho Guejito Vineyard, Inc. 01/25/2021
Conneaut Creek OH Ashtabula Andrew Kirk 6/14/2021
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
Nashoba Valley MA Middlesex, Worcester Justin Pelletier 5/25/2022
Columbia Hills WA Klickitat Kevin Pogue 7/29/2022
Llano Uplift TX Blanco, Burnet, Gillespie, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, San Saba Justin Scheiner 10/12/2022
Carmel Coast CA Monterey Patrick Shabram 10/18/2022
Kaw Valley KS Atchison, Brown, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson,Johnson, Leavenworth, Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Washington Kevin Pogue 11/14/2022
Champlain Valley of Vermont VT Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Rutland Vermont Grape and Wine Council 12/20/2022
Rockpile expansion CA Sonoma Mark Trione 12/20/2022
Rancho Santa Fe CA San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Vintners & Growers Association 1/4/2023
Arroyo Seco expansion CA Monterey Patrick Shabram 2/7/2023
Hickory Sands TX Mason, McCulloch, Llano, San Saba Tesha Parr Solomon and Dan McLaughlin 2/27/2023
Mill Creek-Walla Walla Valley WA Walla Walla Kevin Pogue 7/20/2023
Highland Valley CA San Diego Highland Valley Wine Country Alliance 7/24/2023
Mount St. Helens WA Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania Southwest Washington Winery Association 9/18/2023



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Page last reviewed: June 19, 2018
Page last updated: September 20, 2023
Maintained by: Regulations and Rulings Division