TTB Press Release

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

January 18, 2004

Establishment of the McMinnville Viticultural Area

Washington, DC - The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published a final rule in the Federal Register on January 18, 2005 establishing the McMinnville viticultural area in Yamhill County, Oregon. The new McMinnville viticultural area is entirely within the existing Willamette Valley viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.

This final rule becomes effective March 21, 2005.