Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau August 7, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Expansion of the Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2014-18705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to expand the approximately 33,380-acre ``Sta. Rita Hills'' viticultural area in Santa Barbara County, California, by approximately 2,296 acres. The established Sta. Rita Hills viticultural area and the proposed expansion area are located entirely within the larger Santa Ynez Valley and Central Coast viticultural areas. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.