Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau January 31, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Expansion of the Russian River Valley Viticultural Area (2003R-144T)
Document Number: 05-1667
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has received a petition proposing the expansion of the existing Russian River Valley viticultural area in Sonoma County, California. The proposed 30,200- acre expansion would increase the size of this viticultural area to 126,200 acres. We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. We invite comments on this proposed amendment to our regulations.