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AVAs Are Powerful Tools for Wineries

December 2013
 
by Jason Haas
 
Nearly seven years after it was submitted, we received news in late September that the petition to establish 11 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) within the current Paso Robles AVA has been published for comments. This is the critical step at which the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has reviewed all the geological, climatological and historical information presented in the petitions and determined that they pass muster. It’s an important validation of the proposed AVAs and boundaries, and the last step before final approval. 
 

 
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