TTB Proposes Nine Lakes of East Tennessee AVA

Responding to a petition from the Appalachian Region Wine Producers Association, the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau proposed establishing the "Nine Lakes of East Tennessee AVA."

The proposed AVA contains about 4,064 square miles (2,601,390 acres) in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane, Sevier, and Union Counties, in Tennessee. The proposed AVA has 232 acres of planted vineyards and 29 wineries.

Comments due: Nov. 20.