1. TTB Proposes New Oregon AVA, Cites Wine Blogs as Support

    Lex Vini (Feb 28 2014)

    1. TTB Proposes New Oregon AVA, Cites Wine Blogs as Support

      Winegrowers vying to become the 18th American Viticultural Area in Oregon have reached an important milestone.  On February 26, 2014, a new notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal Register, soliciting comments regarding the proposed "The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater" AVA.  The comment period is open until April 28, 2014, and comments can be submitted online.

      The proposed 4.9 square mile AVA is located just south of the Oregon/Washington border, in the southern part of the Walla Walla AVA, which in turn is nested in the Columbia Valley AVA. If TTB approves the new AVA, Washington ...

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