ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SALADO CREEK
Washington, DC – The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
(TTB), published a final rule in the Federal Register on June 29, 2004,
establishing the Salado Creek viticultural area in western Stanislaus
County, California. The establishment of viticultural areas allows vintners
to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers
to better identify wines they may purchase. The 2,940-acre viticultural
area is located about 75 miles east-southeast of San Francisco and 18
miles southwest of Modesto in a rural area of central, interior California.
The final rule is effective in 60-days, August 30, 2004.