Wine Industry

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, at For a listing of AVA-related rulemaking documents that are currently open for public comment, visit our wine rulemaking page at

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. For information on submitting a FOIA request, visit our FOIA web page at

For information on submitting a petition to establish a new AVA, visit our AVA web page at You can also see How to Prepare an American Viticultural Area Petition (AVA Manual)

AVA Name




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
Expansion of the Malibu Coast AVA CA Los Angeles, Ventura Ralph J. Carter 12/31/15
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

Page last reviewed: February 11, 2013
Page last updated: March 1, 2017
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