State::American Viticultural Areas

August 2015 ::New York :: American Viticultural Area

On June 30, a proposal for a new American Viticultural Area in upstate New York (AVA) was submitted for approval by the TTB. This new area is located in northwestern New York in the Champlain Valley, near the Vermont border, and would recognize the 82 mile long valley where the grapes are currently being grown. [...]

July 2015 ::Oregon :: American Viticultural Area

The Taxation and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted a petition as “perfected” for an expansion to the American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the Willamette Valley. The expansion would increase the reach of the AVA by 29 square miles total, which would allow the state’s largest winery, King Estate, to officially state their wines as coming [...]

July 2015 ::Missouri :: American Viticultural Area

The Taxation and Trade Bureau (TTB) is accepting comments about the creation of a new “Loess Hills District”  American Viticultural Area (AVA) in western Iowa and northwestern Missouri that would encompass a total of 12,897 square miles. The proposed boundaries are currently home to 66 wineries that make up 112 acres and 13 bonded wineries. [...]

July 2015 ::Iowa :: American Viticultural Area

The Taxation and Trade Bureau (TTB) is accepting comments about the creation of a new “Loess Hills District”  American Viticultural Area (AVA) in western Iowa and northwestern Missouri that would encompass a total of 12,897 square miles. The proposed boundaries are currently home to 66 wineries that make up 112 acres and 13 bonded wineries. [...]

May 2015 ::Washington :: American Viticultural Area

The TTB is considering the proposed Lewis-Clark Valley AVA. If successful, the proposal would alter the borders of the Columbia-Valley AVA. The proposed AVA would include parts of Asotin, Garfield, and Whitman Counties.