The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the 162,762-acre ``Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley'' viticultural area in Douglas, Grant, and Kittitas Counties in central Washington. The proposed viticultural area lies within the larger Columbia Valley viticultural area. 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.
Agency Contact: Karen A. Thornton, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G St. NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; phone 202-453-1039, ext. 175.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on July 9, 2012.