TTB Establishes Winters Highlands AVA

Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau established the 7,296-acre "Winters Highlands" viticultural area in parts of Solano and Yolo counties in California, effective Sept. 28.  These new AVAs, first proposed by Berryessa Gap Vineyards, are not in any other AVA.

There are planted vineyards covering about 134 acres within the proposed AVA as well as three wineries.  An additional 60 acres of vineyards are planned for planting in the next few years.

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Jamie Larson