TTB Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Art Resnick (202) 927-8062

November 3, 2003


Proposal to Establish Ribbon Ridge Viticultural Area

Washington, D.C. - The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, on November 3, 2003, proposing the establishment of the "Ribbon Ridge" viticultural area in northern Yamhill County, Oregon, within the existing Willamette Valley viticultural area. As of 2002, at least 14 vineyards, totaling over 286 acres currently planted, plus 3 commercial wineries exist within the proposed boundaries of the Ribbon Ridge viticultural area.

Written comments must be received on or before January 2, 2004.

You may send comments to any of the following addresses -

  • Chief, Regulations and Procedures Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 50221, Washington, DC 20091-0221 (Attn: Notice No. 21);

  • 202-927-8525 (facsimile);

  • (e-mail); or

  • (An online comment form is posted with this notice on our Web site).