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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 Regulations.gov, at https://www.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 Arroyo Seco viticultural area CA Monterey Ann Hougham 05/19/15
Expansion of the Monticello viticultural area VA Fluvanna George Cushnie 05/27/15
Van Duzer Corridor OR Polk, Yamhill Jeff Havlin 07/22/15
Upper Hudson NY Albany, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Washington Andrew Weber 07/30/15
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

 

 

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Page last updated: February 8, 2018
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