The last time we updated our Wine Map of California, a new region – Petaluma Gap – was added almost immediately. It's now in our updated map.
Perhaps all of the backlogged new regions will be made official soon! There are currently 9 pending new regions and 3 pending expansions to existing regions in California.
Here's a summary of all of the pending AVAs in the US:
|AVA Name||State(s)||County||Date Accepted|
|Royal Slope||WA||Adams, Grant||04/14/2017|
|Alisos Canyon||CA||Santa Barbara||04/14/2017|
|Boundary Modification of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA and the Arroyo Seco AVA||CA||Monterey||08/01/2017|
|San Luis Obispo Coast (SLO Coast)||CA||San Luis Obispo||08/30/2017|
|Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon||OR||Polk||10/12/2017|
|The Burn of Columbia Valley||WA||Klickitat||10/31/2017|
|Lower Long Tom||OR||Benton, Lake||01/04/2018|
|Upper Lake Valley||CA||Lake||01/10/2018|
|Expansion of the Clarksburg AVA||CA||Sacramento, Solano, Yolo||04/10/2018|
|Virginia Peninsula||VA||James City, York, New Kent, Charles City||05/11/2018|
|Gabilan Mountains||CA||Monterey, San Benito||06/14/2018|
|Palos Verdes Peninsula||CA||Los Angeles||08/01/2018|
|Rocky Reach||WA||Chelan, Douglas||09/26/2018|
|Long Valley-Lake County||CA||Lake||11/07/2018|
|Expansion of the Red Hills Lake County AVA||CA||Lake||04/17/2019|
|Yucaipa Valley||CA||Riverside, San Bernardino||06/21/2019|
I'm having a flashback to a wine course I took many years ago. There was one question that I got wrong that never sat right with me:
Q: True or False? Wine comes in a limited range of colors.
Wrong! You are wrong! It is FALSE! Wine comes comes in a wide range of colors. Moron.
We reprinted three of our most popular maps in the last few months: Italy in August; Spain & Portugal and France in December.
Amazingly, only France had any updates, and they were minor: