In its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking No. 160 (NPRM 160), the TTB proposes amendments to existing appellation of origin rules that would close a loophole that has allowed certain wineries to produce wine labeled with the name of an appellation of origin, including protected American Viticultural Area (AVA) names, even though the wines did not […]

Growers in Lake County, California are working together to submit petitions for two new AVAs to the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau for the Big Valley and Kelsey Bench growing regions. The TTB defines an American Viticultural Area as a designated winegrape growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features, with specific and […]