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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 for public viewing and comment on, 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

West Sonoma Coast CA Sonoma Patrick Shabram 08/12/16
Eastern Connecticut Highlands CT Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, WIndham Steven Vollweiler 08/18/16
Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County NC Henderson Mark Williams 01/24/17
Candy Mountain WA Benton Kevin Pogue 01/24/17
Tualatin Hills OR Washington Rudolf Marchesi 03/01/17
Royal Slope WA Adams, Grant Alan Busacca 04/14/17
Alisos Canyon CA Santa Barbara Wesley D. Hagen 04/14/17
Boundary Modification of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA and the Arroyo Seco AVA CA Monterey Patrick Shabram 08/01/17
Verde Valley AZ Yavapai Verde Valley Wine Consortium 08/01/17
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
The Burn of Columbia Valley WA Klickitat Joan Davenport, Kevin Corliss, John Derrick 10/31/2017
White Bluffs WA Franklin Kevin Pogue 11/7/2017
Lower Long Tom OR Benton, Lane Dieter Boehm 1/4/2018
Upper Lake Valley CA Lake Terry Dereniuk 1/10/2018
Laurelwood OR Washington, Yamhill Luisa and Maria Ponzi, Kevin Johnson 2/2/2018
Ulupalakua HI Maui Mark Beaman 3/6/2018
Goose Gap WA Benton Alan Busacca 3/6/2018
Expansion of the Clarksburg AVA CA Sacramento, Solano, Yolo Reamer Farms, Inc. 4/10/2018
Virginia Peninsula VA James City, York, New Kent, Charles City The Williamsburg Winery, Ltd. 5/11/2018
Gabilan Mountains CA Monterey, San Benito Parker Allen 6/14/2018
Tehachapi CA Kern Per la Vita, LLC 7/11/2018
Palos Verdes Peninsula CA Los Angeles Palos Verdes Peninsula Winegrowers 8/1/2018



Page last reviewed: May 11, 2018
Page last updated: August 2, 2018
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